On Friday, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, met with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, TopNaija reports.
The governor however told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that it would be immoral for him to return to the All Progressives Congress.
Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party beat Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress and others to win the last Saturday’s governorship election in his state.
He had dumped the APC for the PDP when the ruling party disqualified him from participating in its primary election. There have been concerns that having won the election on the platform of the PDP, he might return to the APC.
But the governor who met with the President alongside his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, said it would be immoral to do so.
He also said, “Mr President, in his characteristic humorous manner, said he reluctantly congratulated me for beating his party.
“He also pointed out that his role, first and foremost as President of Nigeria, is to be President of all regardless of your party, race, tribe, creed.
“We couldn’t ask for more from Mr President, he really played the role of his statement.”
Obaseki and Shuaibu were joined on what they called the “thank you visit” to Buhari by their spouses and some lawmakers from the state.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) also played host to Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Philips Shaibu and their wives.
See photos from the visit below.
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