The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has expressed shock at how it is seemingly impossible to reconcile the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, the Daily Times reported.
The monarch recalled the good relationship that existed between Obaseki and Oshiomhole.
Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, spoke at a peace meeting Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu at his palace in Edo State on Wednesday.
The royal father said he had known the incumbent Governor since he (the Oba) was serving as an ambassador.
Oba Ewuare II said he cannot tell what went wrong that led to the intense spat and enemity between the two politicians.
Ewuare II said, “I was very sad, shocked; what I thought was going to be a smooth ride for everybody, tranquillity in the state, tranquillity in the kingdom, turned to unprecedented conflict.
“I could not believe it that I tried to intervene several times; I even went to the President about their matter.”