Buhari thanks Obaseki for bringing his deputy to see him after defeating APC
- Nigeria's President Buhari has commended Governor Godwin Obaseki for paying him a visit
- The Edo governor and his delegation paid the president a courtesy visit on Friday, September 25
- Governor Obaseki defeated the APC at the just-concluded Edo state election
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President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki for bringing his deputy, Philip Shaibu to see him after beating the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the governorship election.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigerian leader disclosed this on Friday, September 25, when the governor and his delegation paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa.
Excerpts of President Buhari's remarks were revealed in a series of tweets on the presidency's official Twitter handle.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19.
Obaseki polled a total number of 307,955 to defeat his main challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619 in the keenly contested poll,
According to the president, he sent a message across to the Inspector General of Police, stating that the governorship elections must be free and fair.
Buhari further explained that though the APC has lost some states, he wishes to leave behind a political culture based on integrity.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki showered a flurry of encomium on President Buhari, with the Edo governor saying that he won the Saturday, September 19 guber election because the Nigerian leader wanted people's will to succeed.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with BBC on Sunday, September 20, after being declared the winner of the keenly contested election, Obaseki said the president's neutrality sealed his victory.
The governor disclosed that prior to the election, President Buhari issued a statement where he gave a strict warning that all party candidates going into the poll must get a "level playing field."
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