- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to help resolve the crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the APC
- The call was made by the former speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto
- Adjoto urged the Nigerian leader to step in as the party's crisis is becoming embarrassing
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Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, the former speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
According to The Nation, Adjoto made the appeal in Benin while receiving the party leaders from Edo north on Monday, June 1.
The APC chieftain while explaining that the party's crisis was becoming embarrassing appealed to the Nigerian leader to step in.
Adjoto went on to note that the president’s intervention would ensure the party's victory in the state governorship election scheduled for September 19.
The ex-speaker appealed to the president and other stakeholders to dialogue with Adams Oshiomhole, the party's national chairman, so as to avert defeat in the coming September election.
Adjoto noted that state chapters are empowered to choose a mode of primaries based on peculiarities.
“Edo state APC stakeholders have met and agreed on an indirect mode of primaries as the most suitable in the face of COVID-19 and for the fact that the state chapter lacks a comprehensive register of members,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the crisis hitting the APC took a bold dive into another dimension as nine governors met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the ruling party's national leader, in respect to the coming guber election in Edo and Ondo states.
The governors, under the aegis of Progressives Governors’s Forum (PGF), were led by Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state to the state house in Marina Lagos on Sunday, May 31.
Legit.ng gathers that the governors wanted Tinubu to assure them of his support for Godwin Obaseki of Edo state ahead of the guber election slated for September.
In a related development, Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not leaving any stone unturned in his bid to totally dash the re-lection hope of Governor Obaseki.
He has described the personal feud between the Edo governor and his predecessor as a personal rift.
Ize-Iyamu, governorship aspirant of APC, said those who brought the incumbent governor have the right to look into an alternative way.
Ize-Iyamu, who lost to Obaseki in the 2016 guber election in Edo, also berated the governor for saying power belongs to God after insisting that his second term is non-negotiable.
The governorship aspirant said that if elected, there will be a change to the status quo because people of Edo state are tired of the present administration.
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