Obaseki Holds Virtual Meeting with Buhari

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Godwin Obaseki

*  APC govs, party leaders’ meeting postponed till tomorrow

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Monday held a virtual meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

This is coming as the meeting between governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), leaders of the party and the Edo State governorship candidate, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, billed for yesterday has been postponed till tomorrow.

The governor made this known after the meeting with Buhari and likened his relationship with the President as that of a son to a father.

Obaseki said he and the President engaged on development issues affecting the people of the state including the case management of the coronavirus pandemic.

“My relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari is that of a father and son. I was on a zoom meeting with the President, during which we engaged on development issues affecting Edo people and Nigerians. We also discussed measures to manage the spread of COVID-19,” he wrote on Facebook with some photos of the meeting.

The governor did not disclose whether the politics of the day was discussed with the President.

Meanwhile, the meeting between the APC governors, leaders of the party and the Edo State governorship candidate, Ize-Iyamu, billed for yesterday has been postponed till tomorrow.

THISDAY had reported that the chairman of Progressives Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu; the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his counterpart from Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, were deeply involved in the strategic meeting.

The meeting, which has now been postponed till hold tomorrow would also be attended by the party’s National Caretaker Committee members.

It was however gathered that the party’s governorship candidate had already arrived Abuja for the meeting before he was informed that it had been postponed till tomorrow.