- Adams Oshiomhole has revealed what he discussed with President Buhari over the Edo state governorship election
- Oshiomhole met with Buhari in Aso Rock on Monday, August 17, to brief him on the progress of the election
- The Nigerian leader warned politicians to shun violence ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election
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President Muhammadu Buhari has again warned politicians to shun any act capable of disrupting the order of the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) conveyed the president’s message while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the Nigerian leader.
Recall that Oshiomhole on Monday, August 17, met with President Buhari at the State House in Abuja.
The former APC chairman was seen with Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the president's chief of staff, dressed in his traditional khaki suit heading towards Buhari’s office.
The former governor of Edo state speaking further said he briefed the president on the forthcoming governorship election.
He explained that President Buhari is excited at the process of having a free and fair election, without violence, adding that the laws are clear as to what should be done when people misuse firearms.
Oshiomhole said Buhari will never support anybody using unlawful weapons, violence, to intimidate the electorate.
He added that the president's attitude is always clear that the rights of the electorate must be respected.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Oshiomhole after his meeting with President Buhari alleged that some APC governors are using the director-general of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, against him.
While responding to claims made by the forum that he might be attempting to return as the party boss, Oshiomhole accused Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, of unilaterally appointing Lukman as the PGF's DG.
He told the State House correspondents that he would not engage in a dirty fight with the DG.
Lukman had claimed there was an alleged plot to return Oshiomhole as chairman of the party. He alleged that there were moves to undermine the caretaker committee to achieve the goal ahead of the party’s national convention.
He said in a letter to the caretaker committee the plot is being hatched to use the Edo governorship poll to bully APC leaders to submission.
Lukman also claimed that Oshiomhole and some APC leaders "are not preparing to approach the Edo election based on fair contests."
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