"You’re Not From The Royal Family" - Oba Of Benin Tells LP Guber Candidate, Olumide Akpata

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II, has clarified to Olumide Akpata, the Labour Party governorship candidate in Edo State, that he does not have any direct lineage to the Benin royal family.This revelation came during Akpata's visit to the palace seeking royal blessings ahead of the upcoming governorship election in the state on September 21, 2024. Accompanied by prominent party members including Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential flag-bearer in the 2023 elections, Akpata expressed gratitude to the Oba for his past support and outlined his campaign plans for the Edo people.However, a pivotal moment arose when Akpata referred to himself as a "son of the palace." In response, Oba Ewuare II, while acknowledging Akpata's contributions to the community, made it clear that there are individuals with distant relations to the royal family who sometimes use such titles, but Akpata does not fall into that category."In English and also in Benin, you said you are a son of the palace. I had to ask my chief to confirm if you have any connections to the royal family, and we found none," stated the Oba.He continued, "You are a diligent son of the soil, and we recognize your efforts. But claiming to be a child of the palace requires clarification, especially as you embark on your political campaign."In response, Akpata acknowledged his error in terminology and sought forgiveness from the monarch, clarifying that he intended to express his deep connection to the entire Benin kingdom rather than the royal palace specifically."I appreciate Your Majesty's correction. I misspoke in equating the entire Benin kingdom with the palace itself. I am indeed a proud son of the Benin kingdom, and I apologize for any misunderstanding caused," Akpata humbly conveyed.The meeting concluded amicably with the Oba accepting Akpata's clarification and reiterating his respect for the candidate's dedication to community service and his previous role as President of the Nigerian Bar Association.As the gubernatorial race intensifies in Edo State, Akpata continues to campaign vigorously, focusing on issues affecting the people and seeking to secure their trust and votes in the upcoming elections.Watch video below...Oba of Benin To Olumide Apata - 'You Are Not A Son of The Palace' - Edo LP Guber Candidate Gets Unexpected Response From Oba of Benin. pic.twitter.com/TZEMtYmZui— X-Daily (@X_Dailly) June 16, 2024 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zis-Lu2lqE&feature=youtu.be

Jun 16, 2024 - 19:20
"You’re Not From The Royal Family" - Oba Of Benin Tells LP Guber Candidate, Olumide Akpata

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II, has clarified to Olumide Akpata, the Labour Party governorship candidate in Edo State, that he does not have any direct lineage to the Benin royal family.

This revelation came during Akpata's visit to the palace seeking royal blessings ahead of the upcoming governorship election in the state on September 21, 2024. Accompanied by prominent party members including Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential flag-bearer in the 2023 elections, Akpata expressed gratitude to the Oba for his past support and outlined his campaign plans for the Edo people.

However, a pivotal moment arose when Akpata referred to himself as a "son of the palace." In response, Oba Ewuare II, while acknowledging Akpata's contributions to the community, made it clear that there are individuals with distant relations to the royal family who sometimes use such titles, but Akpata does not fall into that category.

"In English and also in Benin, you said you are a son of the palace. I had to ask my chief to confirm if you have any connections to the royal family, and we found none,"
stated the Oba.

He continued, "You are a diligent son of the soil, and we recognize your efforts. But claiming to be a child of the palace requires clarification, especially as you embark on your political campaign."

In response, Akpata acknowledged his error in terminology and sought forgiveness from the monarch, clarifying that he intended to express his deep connection to the entire Benin kingdom rather than the royal palace specifically.

"I appreciate Your Majesty's correction. I misspoke in equating the entire Benin kingdom with the palace itself. I am indeed a proud son of the Benin kingdom, and I apologize for any misunderstanding caused," Akpata humbly conveyed.

The meeting concluded amicably with the Oba accepting Akpata's clarification and reiterating his respect for the candidate's dedication to community service and his previous role as President of the Nigerian Bar Association.

As the gubernatorial race intensifies in Edo State, Akpata continues to campaign vigorously, focusing on issues affecting the people and seeking to secure their trust and votes in the upcoming elections.

Watch video below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zis-Lu2lqE&feature=youtu.be

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