The Oba of Benin has restated his support for Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, saying the decision of his son, Prince Osama Erediauwa to resign as an appointee of the state government, is entirely his own.
In a statement issued and signed by Frank Irabor, Secretary, Benin Traditional Council, the palace said: “the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin, has heard in the news media the news about his son, Prince Osama Erediauwa who resigned his appointment with the Edo State Government and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to pursue his political aspiration.
“This is to let the general public know that it was shocking to the Omo N’Oba that Prince Osama resigned his appointment as an Executive Director in the Governor’s Office.
“The essence of this press release is to let the general public, especially mischief makers know that the decision Prince Osama took to resign his appointment and join the PDP is entirely at his discretion. It does not represent the position of the Omo N’Oba.
“The Omo N’Oba is solidly behind the state Government ably led by Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole.”