- Governors elected on the platform of APC and members of the ruling party's top hierarchy have been billed to hold a meeting ahead of Edo state election
- The meeting will be lengthened towards how victory strategies will be mapped-out to conquer Edo state for the party's flagbearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- Sources, who confirmed this, further disclosed that the Governor Umar Ganduje-led Edo campaign council will be sworn-in next week
All Progressive Congress (APC) has set wheels on the fast lanes in the latest bid to conquer Edo state again as the ruling party's bigwigs are set to hold a meeting where they will map out plans and strategies.
The gubernatorial election in the south-south state is scheduled to hold on September 19 and all political parties have been trying to outsmart one another.
Legit.ng has now gathered that top echelons of APC including governors elected on the platform of the party and some national leaders will meet in order to plot victory for the party's flagbearer Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Sources who spoke with This Day claimed that the meeting will hold offline with the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Among those expected to grace the meeting are some members of the Ize-Iyamu campaign council led by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state.
APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is also billed to be in the meeting which will see strategies unleashed against the election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
This publication had reported that Obaseki, after falling down the pecking order with top bigwigs of the party, defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside his vice Philip Shaibu.
The governor's defection came on the heel of his disqualification by the ruling party's screening committee on Friday, June 12.
Speaking on APC plans for the Edo poll, a governor of the ruling party disclosed that APC will rub stomachs with top members and come out clear with a masterplan.
"We are consulting all the APC governors, party’s leaders, especially our national leader, Bola Tinubu, and other party’s stakeholders on the need for us to meet very soon.
"Already, the campaign council has been constituted and members will be inaugurated this week,’’ the source said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Obaseki has gotten a powerful backbone to oversee his campaign ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state on the platform of the PDP.
This is as the PDP has appointed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers to head the Edo state governorship election national council.
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