The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has kicked started his campaign as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a visit to the Palace of Oba of Benin to seek royal blessings, ahead next month’s governorship election in the state.

The visit was not as smooth as planned, as some angry residents humiliated the governor by blocking his convoy and subsequently booed him.

It was learnt that the people at the ancient Palace were rejoicing and making merry before they sighted his convoy from a close distance and spontaneously turned an angry mob of protesters.

The embattled Governor, Obaseki was confronted by the angry protesters with chants of “thief”, demanding that he leaves the Palace and not “pollute the environment with his dishonourable self”.

The angry mob stated that Obaseki has been rejected, claiming that he is no longer their Governor.

A Palace source who, reacted to the incident on condition of anonymity explained that what transpired at the place was a bad omen for Governor Obaseki.

He regretted that the governor went to the Palace to seek for blessings when he has not really sowed any good seeds there and he received boos and disgrace.

According to him, “the incident is a clear sign of rejection and what is to come.

“Some of his followers have already gotten the cue and they are abandoning him despite threats and offering of monetary rewards. That campaign, starting like this, can never be successful. The people don’t want this man anymore”, he posited.

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