The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the endorsement of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obaseki stated that it was disappointing that Buhari could endorse Ize-Iyamu despite facing trial for corruption to the tune of N700m.
He stated this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie.
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday was confronted with a dilemma of no mean proportion, to raise the hand of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC in the September 19 gubernatorial election taking place in Edo State.
“The President was constrained to carry out the action, which indeed was a dilemma.
“We sympathise with the President, who reluctantly handed the APC candidate, the party’s flag and unveiled him behind closed doors.”