The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has warned against godfatherism in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to influence the leadership of PDP Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The PDP had campaigned against Godfatherism before the September 19 Edo State governorship election.
The monarch on Tuesday made this known during a courtesy call by five PDP governors, Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Aminu Tanbuwal of Sokoto, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Godwin Obaseki of Edo.
Oba Ewuare advised them not to control Obaseki, despite playing a big role in helping him win re-election.
He said, “I want to on this occasion plead with the PDP to guide against godfatherism and not to allow unscrupulous members to kill your party.”
“I will tell the PDP governors not to become hidden godfathers that will be controlling Governor Obaseki.”
“All hands should be on deck to work for Edo State and Edo people everywhere they may be. This is where everybody will be proud to belong to. I said the whole world is watching Edo State and I thank God and our ancestors that the election came without any violence.”