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Deposed monarch affirms his non-partisanship


The deposed monarch of Uromi in Esan North East local government area of Edo State, Anslem Odaloghe Eidonojie, yesterday urged his subjects to ignore the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to vote for the ruling party that deposed their king. He urged his subjects to vote for any political party of their choice and ignore the position of the PDP’s comment.

The state chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, had told the people of Uromi that it was wrong for them to continue to support the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) that deposed their king, but the deposed monarch in a press statement he personally signed and issued to journalists in Benin City said he is not a member of any political party.

He expressed optimism that Governor Godwin Obaseki will revisit the incident that led to his deposal. “l wish to state that I was neither privy nor a party to the said statements. I hereby dissociate myself from the said statements, and to state in unequivocal terms, that I am neither a member of the said political party nor partisan.

“I urge the electorate at Uromi to disregard the said statements and vote for the party of their choice. I am confident that the governor given his progressive nature, in his time will revisit the unfortunate incident that led to my deposal. I promise my unalloyed support and loyalty to the state government.”

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