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Oba of Benin denies endorsing Jonathan, Buhari

2015-03-07 10:46
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Benin - The Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, has denied endorsing any candidate or political party for any elective position in the forthcoming general elections, reports Punch.

He stated that he has never mandated any of his chiefs to speak or make any political statement(s) on his behalf, especially as to the choice of a political leader for favour in the forthcoming election.

The Oba was reacting to claims and counterclaims over his endorsement of some candidates, including President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari.

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He noted that all politicians under his kingdom are his subjects and would not favour anybody.

He said his wish is for good leaders who are interested in the welfare of the people to emerge winners in the elections.

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