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Obaseki Meets Buhari As APC Govs Talk With Oshiomhole

Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The meeting between the duo held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Although the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, sources said it may not be unconnected to the political battle the embattled Governor Obaseki is currently facing ahead of the Edo State governorship election scheduled for September.

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The meeting between the President and the governor held just as seven governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman.

The governors who met with Oshiomhole are Babajide Sanwo-Olu, (Lagos) Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abulramam Abdulrazak (Kwara) and Inuwa Yayaya  (Gombe).

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The two meetings held 24 hours after the governors met with Bola Tinubu, the APC National Leader, to intervene in the crisis between Oshiomhole and Obaseki.

The APC National Working Committee (NWC) headed by Oshiomhole has settled for direct primary in the state to determine the party’s candidate, while Governor Obaseki is seeking indirect primary.

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It was learnt that the APC national leader was said to have told the governors at their meeting that direct primary would allow aspirants to test their popularity.

Governor Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is believed to have the backing of Oshiomhole, are the APC’s major aspirants for the party’s governorship ticket.

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