President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the leaders of the All Progressives Congress APC and the campaign team to ensure the Edo APC candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu wins the gubernatorial polls.
President Buhari said this when he received the APC candidate who was presented to him by the Chairman, APC Caretaker/National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, alongside the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and governor of Kebbi, Atiku Abubakar as well as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday.
President Buhari, presented the APC flag to Ize-Iyamu by himself and warned party leaders to avoid the pitfalls that affected the party’s victory in Rivers, Zamfara and Bayelsa states in the 2019 elections.
He noted further that with the resolution of the acute crisis in the party in Edo State, he was optimistic that the party will regain its pride of place in winning elections.
He urged party leaders at the national and state levels to follow the electoral process and all legal means in an open and transparent manner for Ize-Iyamu’s win.
President Buhari then congratulated the aspirant on his emergence as the party’s candidate in Edo State after what he called a turbulent process, assuring him of full support. Read also: Nigerians Will See President Buhari’s Achievement If They Calm Down – Femi Adesina
In his response, Pastor Ize-Iyamu assured the President of his commitment to ensuring good governance in the state if elected in September elections, recalling that he served as Deputy Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee of the APC at its formation. He noted further that he is glad to return to the APC as his initial exit is that of a prodigal son.