Edo: Buhari, Tinubu split over Obaseki

Edo Gov. Godwin Obaseki has presented his nomination form for re-election to President Muhammadu Buhari in a move to spite the seven APC governors and party leader Bola Tinubu who equally met in Lagos on Edo guber election in September.

The Lagos group had met Tinubu on how to resolve the eternal crisis between the APC governor and his predecessor Adams Oshiomhole who also doubles as the party national chairman.

Obaseki had kicked against the decision of the NWC to adopt direct primary in the state. But Tinubu insisted the NWC decision stands.

The directive, many believe, could affect the chances of the governor who is contesting the party ticket with a PDP returnee Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Iyamu is Oshiomhole candidate, and Obaseki’s nemesis. Both of the aspirants have picked the party nomination forms in Abuja.

Obaseki’s running to Abuja is not absolutely unexpected since Tinubu has supported his man Friday Oshiomhole by endorsing the direct primary.


  1. President Buhari is the leader of APC and his decision should be respected in its entirety. You don’t need a prophet to tell you that the President has given full support for the incumbent Governor of Edo State second term. It will tantamount to gross disrespect if the National Chairman of APC does any thing to disregard intention of the President of this great country, Nigeria. Be adviced accordingly.

  2. What happens to Ambode would repeat itself.Here is a person that has no electoral base,no support base,he was handpicked, sponsored and campaigned for,now rubbing shoulders with a veteran of many battles He thinks the APC governors will do the casting of votes,no.He still has the time,if not too late to reconcile and make amends.

  3. These two aspirants are variable y instead of being variable x. Nigeria politics base on dy in every nooks and crannies of this country. godfatherism