President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Mr Ize-Iyamu was led to the meeting by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who is also the chairman of APC Caretaker Committee.
Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi also accompanied the APC candidate to the villa.
NAN, however, observed that the immediate past National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also from Edo, was absent at the meeting.
Speaking with State House correspondents, Mr Ize-Iyamu said that there is no truth in the claim that the members of the state House of Assembly, who met on Thursday and elected a factional Speaker, did so inside his house.
“Let me debunk the statement that 17 members of the State House of Assembly sat in my sitting room, it is not true,” he said.
On his part, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State described his Edo State counterpart and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the September elections, Godwin Obaseki, as a liability to the PDP.
“I can assure you that Governor Obaseki is a liability to the PDP. I can assure you that we are contesting against a governor who has failed most woefully,” he said.