APC primaries: Obaseki fights back, meets Buhari


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, in his bid to garner support for his re-election.

His meeting with All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in company with some governors in Lagos last weekend had met a brick wall as the influential politician refused to help Obaseki.

The Edo State Governor had gone to Tinubu to influence the party’s leadership to opt for indirect governorship primaries but Tinubu insisted that Obaseki should face direct primaries.

The governor then flew to Abuja to meet with Buhari, where he tabled his request.

He also took a photograph with Buhari during which they both displayed his nomination form procured last week by some friends.

He later told journalists that Buhari assured him of support.

Obaseki said he was not afraid of going through direct primaries as he was confident of the support of party faithful.

He also downplayed any threat from Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu, who was propped up by theĀ  APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

The APC boss is also Obaseki’s predecessor.


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