Ostensibly to take stock of the recent elections in the state, Yobe State governor and chairman Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CENCPC), Mai Mala Buni; his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have met behind closed door in Abuja.
This will be the first outing of the APC candidate after the failed governorship election.
Though, reasons for the meeting could not be readily ascertained as at the time of filing this report, it was however gathered that the party leadership was persuading Pastor Ize-Iyamu to accept the outcome of the election in good faith and also chart away forward for the party in future elections.
Meanwhile, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has described his re-election’s victory during the last Saturday’s governorship election as a unifying factor for the states of the South-South region of Nigeria.
Governor Obaseki, who made this known in Yenagoa on Tuesday night, at a state dinner in his honour organised by Bayelsa counterpart, Senator Douye Diri, he said the victory, which has brought all the states in the South South under one party, will foster rapid socio-economic development in the region.
Earlier, Governor Diri described Obaseki’s re-election as a triumph for democracy in Nigeria, saying it was a litmus test that the country passed creditably.
Also, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said his support for Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki in the just concluded governorship election, was informed by the fact that the governor was courageous and fearless.
Wike stated this yesterday, when Obaseki led political leaders of the state, to pay him a thank you visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.
The governor said, “Standing against forces of godfatherism was not easy but Governor Obaseki made himself available to protect the interest of Edo State.”