Edo election: Presidency says Obaseki visited to thank Buhari
- The presidency has explained why Godwin Obaseki visited President Buhari in Abuja
- A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, described the meeting as a thank you visit from the Edo state governor
- Obaseki has credited Buhari for his victory in the Edo poll
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A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, has disclosed that Godwin Obaseki visited President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for ensuring fairness in the Edo election.
The details about the visit were disclosed by Onochie on her Twitter handle, @Laurestar on Friday, September 25.
The presidency said Obaseki appreciated the fact the president put measures in place to make the Edo governorship election credible.
Legit.ng recalls that Godwin Obaseki showered a flurry of encomium on President Buhari over the conduct of the Edo election.
Obaseki told the BBC on Sunday, September 20, that the president's neutrality sealed his victory in the poll.
The governor noted that had President Buhari not prevailed over the guber election held on Saturday, September 19, the poll would have ended as another blemish on the Nigerian electoral process.
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Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has revealed why Obaseki defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Edo governorship election.
Speaking on Channel TV's flagship programme, Sunrise Daily, on Friday, September 25, Wike said Obaseki won the election because the federal government was not allowed to rig the election.
The Rivers state governor said all forms of intimidation by the APC were rebuffed by the people of Edo state. He thanked the people of the south-south state for reelecting Obaseki.
Still on Edo politics, Governor Obaseki dismissed the suggestion that he is thinking of returning to the APC.
The governor told reporters that it will be immoral for him to return to a party that disqualified him, after winning the Edo election on the platform of the PDP which took him in.
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