Viral photos of Adams Oshiomhole kneeling to beg the Benin Council of Chiefs known as Enigies is currently circulating online after the Oba of Benin declared that his prayers saved Godwin Obaseki from removal as the Governor.
Recall, Oshiomhole boycotted the Auchi Day celebration thereby scuttling the Edo Traditional Council’s effort to resolve political impasse.
Attempts by the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs chaired by His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, to resolve the political impasse between Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), hit the rocks on Wednesday, January 8, with Oshiomhole’s boycott of the Auchi Day celebration.
The event was promoted as grounds to broker a peace accord between the two influential sons of the state, with the traditional rulers acting as umpires.
The celebration, in its 23rd edition, was themed ‘Our salvation is in the hands of Allah’ and held at the palace of the Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Weeks before the event in Auchi, which hosted illustrious sons and daughters of the state, eminent traditional rulers, representative of the Oba of Benin, political watchers had predicted that the crisis would be resolved during the celebration as the traditional rulers would deploy their influence and wisdom in getting Governor Obaseki and Comrade Oshiomhole to settle their differences in the interest of the development of the state.