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Group blasts Odubu for campaigning while others mourn Oba of Benin

BENIN — League of Young Edo Professionals, LEYEP, has taken a swipe at the deputy governor of Edo State, Dr. Pius Odubu, for going ahead with his campaigns when the whole of Edo State is mourning the death of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Erediauwa.

Secretary-General of the group, Dr Osatohamwen Nosakhare, in a statement, noted that while all other aspirants in the All Progressives Congress, APC, including Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, Mr. Kenneth Imansuagbon, Chief Victor Atamah and Lady Tina Agbarha, have suspended their campaigns as a mark of respect for the late royal father, only Dr. Odubu, a Bini son, has continued with his campaign around the state.

Reacting swiftly, spokesman of the group, Mr Josef Omorotionwan, described the allegation as laughable, saying that Odubu is a respecter of tradition, adding that nobody has the template as to how to mourn or honour the late Oba.


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