The former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has berated the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki for allegedly insulting the Oba of Benin by standing before Oba Ewuare of Benin wearing a cap.
Speaking on Skype from his Auchi country home on the morning programme of Arise TV monitored in Lagos, Comrade Oshiomhole condemned Obaseki’s action as another demonstration of disrespect not only for the esteemed Benin palace, but also Edo tradition.
“You call yourself a Bini man, yet you came to Bini palace wearing a cap in company of other PDP governors,” said Oshiomhole of Obaseki who hails from Oredo Council in Benin City.
The ancient Bini customs forbid subjects from wearing cap before the Oba even while obliging them to kneel in obeisance.
Last week, Governor Obaseki led a group of visiting PDP governors to the palace on a courtesy visit to the Benin monarch before proceeding to the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium to launch his campaign for a second term.