President Muhammadu Buhari has threw his weight behind the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu after he was presented to him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari, at the meeting handed over the APC flag to the party’s Governorship Candidate in Edo State, today signaling his endorsement of the candidature of Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
Ize-Iyamu had arrived the villa in company of the chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the ruling party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Malla Buni, as well as Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and Kebbi state Governor, Atiku Bagudu.
Ize-Iyamu would be slugging it out with incumbent governor of the state and PDP candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the Edo governorship election scheduled for September 19.
Emerging from the meeting, Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the ruling party, Alhaji Mai Malla Buni says President Buhari has given his blessings to the party’s candidate.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu however denied allegation that 14 members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly sat in his house on Thursday to impeach the Speaker of the House and elect new one.
He said there was no truth in the insinuations that President Buhari did not want to see him, alleging that it was a falsehood being spread by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Also speaking, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State described his Edo State counterpart and candidate of the PDP in the September elections, Godwin Obaseki, as a liability to the PDP.
Ganduje said APC is contesting against a governor who has already failed most woefully.