President Muhammadu Buhari presents the symbolic APC flag to the party’s governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Abuja on August 7, 2020.

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election in Edo State.

The President gave the endorsement on Friday when he received Ize-Iyamu who was led to the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

He presented the party’s flag to the APC candidate in the presence of two other governors elected on the party’s platform.

They are Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Shortly after his endorsement by the President, Ize-Iyamu briefed State House correspondents on what was discussed at the meeting which held behind closed doors.

He said he was grateful for the warm reception he received from President Buhari, adding that he was confident he would win the upcoming election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had fixed September 19 to conduct the election.

Away from his endorsement, the APC candidate reacted to the removal of the rooftop of the Edo State House of Assembly.

He described the action as an invasion of the legislative complex, stating that there was no budget for the renovation of the facility.

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