SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, (THEWILL) – The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, on Monday, led the chairman of the party’s governorship election campaign for Edo State, Abdullahi Ganduje, to a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, said to be a private one, was held behind closed doors at the President’s office.
While the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it was held a day after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.
Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC and other contestants to emerge winner of the contest. Ganduje, who is the Governor of Kano State, was in Benin during the election but was said to have left the state on Sunday shortly before the result of the election was formally released.
Unlike the previous meetings they had with Buhari ahead of the election, Buni and Ganduje were seen using a different route apparently to avoid any encounter with State House correspondents.
After a meeting he had with Buhari on August 7, Ganduje, in an interview with State House correspondents, claimed that Obaseki’s abysmal performance would make the election a walkover for the APC. He boasted that the incumbency factor would not work for Obaseki.
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President Buhari had on Sunday congratulated Obaseki on his electoral victory.
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