- APC governors have pledged support for the party's governorship candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- The chairman of PGF, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, said all the governors elected on the platform of APC are solidly behind Ize-Iyamu
- Governor Godwin Obaseki became the candidate of PDP after dumping APC
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, the chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Kebbi state governor, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors would mobilise for the victory of the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the next election in Edo state.
The Nation reports that the governor said this while responding to questions on APC’s chances in the coming polls in Edo and Ondo states.
Legit.ng gathered that Bagudu hoped that the party would emerge victorious in the elections following the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
He denied the insinuation that six APC governors were planning to leave the party, saying all elected public officials under the party believed in its ideology.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Kassim Afegbua, said he would not support Governor Godwin Obaseki's ambition to be re-elected for a second term in office.
It was reported that Afegbua, a former spokesman to General Ibrahim Babangida, disclosed this on Monday, June 29, during an interview with Channels Television.
He noted that his position on the governor is not borne out of greed, resentment or hatred, but based on the way he emerged as the PDP candidate in the party's primary election.
“My position on Obaseki is not borne out of desperation, greed or money politics. My position on Obaseki is borne out of the fact that there has to be a difference in the way and manner that democracy is run in this country.
“Someone cannot just join a party within 24 hours, you surrender every whims and caprice of the party to him and then you sit back and tell me that you are celebrating your Christmas early enough in the day,” he had said.
Afegbua, a largely controversial figure has always been inconsistent with his political leanings. After serving as Comrade Adams Oshiomhole's commissioner of information in Edo state, he went on to become one of the spokespersons for the PDP's presidential campaign in 2019.
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