One thing that Nigeria Twitter is famous is the sharing of opinions that many people share when it comes to issues raised. From politics to social issues, Nigeria Twitter is very invested in sharing their views. On Twitter, the Oba of Benin is trending and it is birthing a conversation that many people have shared one or two views.
Following the huge political drama coming from Edo State, as it concerns the APC and the election in the state, the Oba has shared a few words to address the issue.
— TheCable (@thecableng) June 19, 2020
The Oba of Benin has advise the people of Edo state shun Godfatherism and concensus candidate. Remember some days ago, Edo APC celebrated Ize-Iyamu being the concensus candidate of APC, chosen by a 'Godfather' OshiomOLE. pic.twitter.com/W559lBup3w
— Edo Boi (@Eromosele6) June 19, 2020
Following his call asking politicians to put an end to ‘Godfatherism’, many Nigerians have shared that the Oba was right on point as they pointed out that the political party, APC, has for long, with the influence of some of her notable members tried to make Edo State into how they have made Lagos.
I think with the position of the Oba of Benin recently in the politics of Edo state.i feel the tide is gradually turning in favour of Obaseki.
Like if you think Obaseki would survive, retweet if you feel otherwise#TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/aJHQo78CkI
— Tobs (@Tobey_Osuji) June 19, 2020
While others stressed that the idea of Godfatherism will not be over, as that can also be seen in other parts of the country. Theses one shared that politicians will always have those that they look up to and those that they will always revere.
Oba of Benin should know that Godfathers can never be eradicated from Nigeria politics, The only prayer we should pray is to have ones with conscience and little empathy for the masses. If one godfather is dethroned, another will be pronounced
— KYNGSNEEZE🇺🇾🎧 (@kyngsneeze) June 19, 2020
Am not in support of Oshiomhole rascality,but I thought traditional rulers are suppose to be non partisan.
Pray what happens to Sanusi shouldn't happen to the "Oba of Benin" now that he is beginning to take sides indirectly
— Prince Olim (@PrinnyOlim) June 19, 2020
With just this statement from the Oba of Benin; Obaseki having fighting against godfatherism, has won in any party he finds himself…
— Dwayne Carter the DON (@DwayneCarterDON) June 19, 2020
The Oba of Benin has spoken, end godfatherism now…!
With the stand of the Oba now I think Obaseki might survive these attacks… pic.twitter.com/yAvmQD4EpK
— Professional Beggar️💭 (@Sheddi_younG) June 19, 2020
APC will deal with Oba of Benin soon. RIP to our traditional institutions https://t.co/TykjgULF8g
— Afo (@AAjiboro) June 19, 2020
A few other people shared that the Oba’s statement may create issues for him especially with the desperate nature of politicians. This opinion was silenced by many from Edo State who reiterated that the Oba remains one of the most revered and powerful monarchs in the country. However, the Oba’s statement has been seconded by a larger number of people, both from Edo State and outside the state.
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