Edo 2020 Election: Gov Obaseki Picks Running Mate
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki was in a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, today, Eye9ja reports.

Eye9ja understands that Governor Obaseki’s meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari comes as seven other Governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party.

The duo’s rift has caused a split in the Edo chapter of the APC and this has raised lots o tension as the September election is fast approaching.

While the national working committee (NWC) headed by Oshiomhole has settled for direct primary in the state, Obaseki and his loyalists are seeking indirect primary.

During their meeting with Tinubu, he was said to have told them that direct primary would allow aspirants test their popularity.

Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is believed to have the backing of Oshiomhole, would vie for the party’s governorship ticket on June 22.

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

The meeting was ongoing at the time this report was filed.

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