The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has admonished politicians and political parties to ensure only credible candidates emerge for the 2019 elections across the country.
The Oba made this assertion while receiving former vice president and foremost presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, in Benin on Tuesday.
Speaking on the level of insecurity in the country, Oba Ewuare II stated that insecurity is currently at the lowest ebb in the country’s history and all stakeholders must come together to find a lasting solution to it and ensure unity across Nigeria.
On the current political power tussle at the National Assembly, the Oba condemned happenings at the legislative chambers while also enjoining Leaders to ensure only men of honour get into the political process.
In his remark, Atiku Abubakar thanked the Oba for being a voice of unity and peace. Reminiscing of his days in Benin, Atiku stated that he was trained by the then Iyase of Benin kingdom, Sam Ibe, who he learnt a great deal from when it comes to leadership.