The Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba Erediauwa, on Wednesday said he prayed for Governor Adams Oshiomhole to win the Edo State governorship election.
Oshiomhole was at the palace to show appreciation for the support he received from the people of Edo South and the other two senatorial districts and to show the Oba the Certificate of Return presented to him by Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday. He promised to do even more and work harder to improve the status of Benin.
Erediauwa urged Oshiomhole to complete the developmental work he started across the state, saying he was happy that his secret wishes for the governor’s re-election came to pass.
He said, “I am very glad to be able to address you publicly today the way I have been addressing you privately while praying for your Excellency’s second term. We have watched what you have done, like the press is saying that your handiwork is going to campaign for you.
“I prayed to my ancestors for you too, and everybody has seen what you are doing for the people. Some of the roads that were left undone, we have seen what you have done everything. And of course, not only Benin Kingdom but in the entire state in terms of infrastructural developments going on.
“The last time you came, I prayed that you come back to complete the unfinished business. As one of my chiefs was praying, he added in his prayers that God and the ancestors should provide you with wherewithal to carry on with your infrastructural development and do more.