Oshiomhole seeks royal fathers' prayers for peaceful elections

Governor Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole
Governor Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has called on traditional rulers in the state and country to pray for a peaceful election in February.

Oshiomhole made the call on Friday in Igarra, AKoko-Edo Local Government Area, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns across local government areas in the state.

He stressed the need for a peaceful election and urged the royal fathers to pray for peace, stability and free and fair elections.

The governor stated that the royal fathers had always been instrument of peace, a prerequisite for sustainable development.

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He also stated that the issues to be considered as Nigerians head for the polls should be survival and not religion.

He said Nigerians must make a bold decision during the election by choosing the best candidates as their leaders.

Responding, The Otaru of Igarra, Oba Emmanuel Saiki, said that politicians had a duty to the electorate to render good and selfless service.

He urged the politicians to campaign and sell their manifesto by telling the people what they would do for them.