The chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) national caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni and the chairman of the Edo state APC gubernatorial election campaign council met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ostensibly on the weekend poll lost by the party.
Both men, together, met with the president behind closed doors in his office at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Even though the meeting was described as private, it was believed to be connected with the Edo governorship election, which the party’s candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, lost to the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki.
The governors were seen departing the president’s office using a route to deliberately avoid State House reporters.
Ganduje and his Imo State counterpart, Hope Uzodinma, spent the weekend in Benin City as they hoped to oversee the victory of the APC in the polls.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 14 out of the 18 chairmanship seats in the just-concluded Ondo State local government elections conducted in the state last Saturday.
The chairman of Ondo State Independent National Electoral Commission (ODIEC), Prof. Yomi Dinakin who made this known while announcing the results of the election said the commission is still awaiting the result of four local government areas.
~ PDP Chairman in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi.