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Edo Guber: Governor Godwin Obaseki reveals Buhari has assured him of his support



Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said his re-election bid is being supported by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obaseki made the statement on Monday, June 1, when he visited the president to present his form seeking re-election on the platform of the APC, Premium Times reports.

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The governor said he is confident that he will win the APC primary and the governorship election because his administration has a connection with the people.

He said President Buhari has assured him of his support.

The governor also blamed the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for the problems in Edo state.

He said while people in Edo state were in support of his second term bid, forces in Abuja were opposed to his re-election.

In another news, Adams Oshiomhole has cruised to the first lane of victory after attempts to probe him over alleged corruption by the Edo state government hit the rock as a Federal High Court in Abuja delivered a ruling, putting a peg on the trial.

The APC national chairman has been at loggerhead with Governor Godwin Obaseki recently and their feud was heightened following the decision of Edo government to probe him.

Oshiomhole was said to have breached the state’s Public Procurement Law in regard to the upfront payment of 75% for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital.

Still on politics, with less than four months into the governorship election in Edo, the rancour in the All Progressive Congressive Congress (APC) chapter of the state seems to be growing in wings more than imagined.

The manifestation of the brewing crisis was clearly shown after Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship aspirant of APC, said those who brought the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, have the right to look into an alternative way.

Meanwhile, as the Edo and Ondo governorship elections approach, the Independent National Electoral Commission has directed participating political to submit appropriate documents.

In a virtual meeting with the political party leaders, INEC’s national chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, asked parties planning to the direct mode of primary elections to submit their membership register to the commission, The Nation reported.

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He also asked the parties planning to adopt the indirect primary mode to submit to the INEC the list of delegates who will be participating in the elections.