- Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has visited President Buhari over the lingering crisis rocking APC in the state
- Obaseki's second term ambition hangs in the balance following the endorsement of Osagie Ize-Iyamu as a consensus candidate by the power brokers in the state
- The governor presented his nomination form to the president on Monday, June 1, to seek his endorsement
Amid tension in Edo state over who becomes the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of primaries slated for Monday, June 22, Governor Godwin Obaseki, sought President Muhammadu Buhari's intervention.
The Sun reports that the governor, during his visit to Aso Villa on Monday, June 1, presented expression of interest form for his re-election bid on the platform of the APC to the president.
Legit.ng gathered that Obaseki's visit was coming ahead of the governorship primary election of the APC forth-coming primaries.
Governor Obasaki, who briefed State House correspondents on the purpose of the visit said: "Even though President Buhari is a father, it will be wrong to assume or take things for granted so I have to formally inform him."
The governor also said over 300,000 of the Edo indigenes had been screened for COVID-19 out of the 500,000 targets set by the government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some APC governors reportedly arrived the national secretariat of the party to hold a meeting with the national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over the fate of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
It was reported that the meeting was held at the secretariat in Abuja.
The governors who present at the meeting included the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gombe state governor, Mohammed Inuwa, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasak.
The governors had on Sunday, May 31, met with the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
They wanted Tinubu to assure them of his support for Obaseki ahead of the guber election slated for September.
The APC had earlier announced a direct process for its primary election, a plan said to be targeted against the re-election bid of Governor Obaseki who has been at loggerhead with his predecessor and former political godfather, Oshiomhole.
Tinubu, according to the source, however, insisted that the protocols of the ruling party's national working committee must be obeyed.
At the meeting which lasted for two hours, Tinubu maintained that it was through the direct primary process that Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun were elected in their respective states.
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