Benin monarch to Jonathan: God’s choice is our own

By Osagie Otabor on February, 5 2015

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Benin Monarch, Oba Erediauwa, on Thursday stated that the people of Benin would accept whoever God picks to lead the country after the presidential election.

Oba Erediauwa, who spoke when President Goodluck Jonathan visited his Palace as part of his campaign rally, said the ancestors and God know who would be the next president.

The monarch who was represented by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe, called for peaceful elections and campaigns.

He said, “God and our ancestors already know your (President Jonathan) aims, whoever God has chosen is our choice.”

President Jonathan praised the Oba and his chiefs for sustaining peace in the country.

The President said he was at the palace to inform the monarch of his presence in Benin for the presidential rally.

Source: The Nation


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