The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari.
The visit is coming ahead of the Governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, scheduled for this month in Edo State.
Although the meeting was ongoing as at the time of filing in this report, it was gathered that the visit is aimed at seeking the intervention of the President, in the political conflict between Obaseki and the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, ahead of the said primary election.
Oshiomhole is also a former Governor of the State.
Some Governors, who are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have thrown their weight behind Obaseki.
Obaseki and his predecessor, Oshiomhole, have been at loggerheads over the Governor’s second term bid and other issues.
The feud between the Obaseki and Oshiomhole has polarised the party in Edo State.
Last Tuesday, the Faction loyal to Oshiomhole, endorsed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as its Consensus Candidate for the June 22, Governorship primary election of the party.
Ize-Iyamu, widely seen as the preferred Candidate of Oshiomhole, will now slug it out with Obaseki at the primary.
He was the Peoples Democratic Party’s, PDP, Candidate in the 2016 Gubernatorial election, and only returned to the APC, in December, 2019.
However, some Governors and their trusted Allies of Obaseki have said that whether using direct or indirect primary mode to elect a Candidate, they will ensure that Obaseki picks the APC ticket, and wins the September Governorship election.
They revealed that they will not allow a repeat of the Lagos State scenario, where the then Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was edged out in the build-up to the general elections in 2019.