- The meeting between the APC governors and the party's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has ended
- After the meeting, Oshiomhole disclosed that nothing can change the direct primary adopted by the party in Edo state
- Governor Obaseki had earlier presented his nomination form to President Buhari for possible intervention
The governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) might have failed to convince the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshionhole, to allow the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, to get the ticket for his reelection.
The Nation reports that Oshiomole insisted on direct primary to pick Edo governorship candidate on June 22.
Legit.ng gathered that he stated this after a meeting with members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and governors elected under on the platform of the party.
The chairman disclosed this after the meeting, which lasted for over three hours at the national secretariat in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that 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.
It was reported 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.
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 had 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."
In another report, some APC governors held a meeting with Oshiomhole over the fate of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
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.
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