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Edo 2020: Why APC should avoid Zamfara, Rivers, Bayelsa experience – Buhari

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has advised the Edo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to avoid the electoral loss it experienced in Zamfara, Rivers, and Bayelsa States.

A statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the President made this known when he received the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and other party leaders at the Presidential Villa on Friday.

He charged the party leaders to avoid what happened to the party in the 2019 elections, saying that the party must follow legal and constitutional means in resolving any crisis affecting the party.

The Nigerian leader urged the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, APC Campaign Chairman for Edo State elections and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje and the Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to do their best in winning the poll.

Buhari said he was optimistic that the party will regain its pride of place in winning elections, and serving the people, thereby asking party leaders at the national and state levels to follow the electoral process in an open and transparent manner.

The President congratulated Pastor Ize-Iyamu on his emergence as the party’s candidate in Edo State after a “turbulent process’’, assuring him of full support.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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