Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Malla Buni, on Friday announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of party’s Edo State governorship candidate in the September 19 election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Buni, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents after presenting the APC candidate to the President, said that Buhari gave his blessings to the candidate.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu at the briefing debunked the allegation that 14 members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly sat in his house on Thursday to impeach the Speaker of the House and elect a new one.
He said: “Let me debunk the statement that 17 members of the State House of Assembly sat in my sitting room, it is not true.”
He also said that there was no truth in the insinuations that President Buhari did not want to see him, alleging that it was a falsehood being spread by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State described his Edo State counterpart and candidate of the PDP in the September elections, Godwin Obaseki, as a liability to the PDP.
“I can assure you that Governor Obaseki is a liability to the PDP. I can assure you that we are contesting against a governor who failed most woefully.”