President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed via his Twitter handle.
According to him: “President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki this afternoon, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.”
On Sunday, eight All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu at the State House Marina, Lagos State to canvass support for Obaseki’s re-election.
Obaseki has been engaged in a political tussle with his predecessor and godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the National Chairman of the party.
Godwin Obaseki presented his nomination form, seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He told State House correspondents after the meeting that even though President Buhari is a father to all, it will be wrong to assume or take things for granted, “so I have to formally inform him.”
The visit is coming ahead of the governorship primary election of the APC scheduled for this month.
Oshiomhole is thought to favour former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for the APC ticket.