Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, HRH Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, has urged political parties in the 2016 governorship election in Edo State to promote peace rather than attacking each other during campaigns.
The Edaiken of N’Uselu gave the advice when the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited him at his Uselu palace in the Edo State capital, south-south Nigeria.
He assured the PDP delegation of playing a non-partisan role in matters concerning the coming September 10 governorship polls.
“I have tried to reiterate and re-emphasise (that) position of the crown in Benin is non-partisan.
“My appeal (to you is) to please maintain peace and tranquility when you are campaigning,” Prince Erediauwa said.
The PDP governorship candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said that the party faithful were at the palace to pay homage to the monarch.
“The paramount ruler of this entire kingdom is the Oba of Benin, symbolised by the Crown Prince, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, the Edaiken N’Uselu.
“We have come this morning to pay homage to him and to inform him formally of our intention to begin campaign in his domain,” he said.