The Edo State chapter of the PDP described President Buhari’s meeting with the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as a dent on his image and the anti-corruption fight.
A statement signed by the state publicity secretary of the party, Chris Osa Nehikhare, said the president was ill advised to met with Ize-Iyamu.
The statement read further that the meeting is least expected to happen considering the spirited fight against corruption, which the Buhari’s administration is known for.
The president received Pastor Ize-Iyamu alongside the Caretaker Committee chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and APC campaign chairman for the Edo State election and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Buhari at the meeting the charged APC leaders to avoid the pitfalls that affected the party’s victory in Rivers, Zamfara and Bayelsa states in the 2019 elections in Edo State.