Naija News reports that President Buhari gave the warning on Friday, August 7 while receiving the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
This online news platform recalls that the court ruled against the APC in Zamfara, Rivers, Bayelsa as the ruling party failed to produce authentic candidates recognized by the court for the governorship elections in these states.
Reacting to the scenario in Zamfara, Rivers, Bayelsa ahead of the Edo 2020, President Buhari charged the APC to conduct the Edo State governorship election, following all legal and constitutional means to win.
Naija News had reported earlier that the Nigerian leader received the governorship candidate at the State House alongside Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni; Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and APC Campaign Chairman for Edo State elections and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
President Buhari charged APC leaders to avoid the pitfalls that affected the party’s victory in Rivers, Zamfara and Bayelsa States in the 2019 elections, pointing out that with the resolution of the “acute crisis’’ in the party in Edo State, he was optimistic that the party will regain its pride of place in winning elections, and serving the people.
The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, urged party leaders at the national and state levels to follow the electoral process in an open and transparent manner.
President Buhari said: “What I want is a transparent process so that the confidence of the people will be strengthened.’’