Emerging report reaching on Wednesday morning, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari invited Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Candidate in the September 2020, election in Edo State, to the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, for discussions, ahead of the flag-off of the party’s Governorship campaign in Benin City, the State capital, as he will not be physically attending the rally.
According to This Day newspaper, Pastor Ize-Iyamu has already arrived Abuja, for the meeting with the President.
He was also reported to have held discussions with the National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship election in Abuja.
The report also stated that Leaders of the APC, including the National Leader, Bola Tinubu; the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan; members of the National Assembly; all Governors elected on the platform of party; and other top Leaders of the party; are expected to flag-off of the party’s Governorship campaign in Edo State, on Saturday, August 8.
A source who was cited in the report, said that the President will not be at the rally, because of Covid-19 protocol, but will be represented by a top Government Official.
His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari will not be at the rally. You know he has drastically reduced his public functions in the past few months, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But he will be represented by a Senior Government Official. And the President has also invited Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for a meeting, ahead of the scheduled rally.’’