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Edo guber: President Buhari in Benin for APC mega rally

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President Buhari is currently in Benin City, the Edo State capital, for the APC Mega Rally ahead of the upcoming Edo State governorship election.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Benin City, the Edo State capital, for the All Progressives Congress [APC] Mega Rally ahead of the upcoming Edo State governorship election.

The Presidential jet reportedly touched down at 10:20AM

While in Benin City, the President is expected to visit the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwao, before attending the mega rally.

The rally is scheduled to hold at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The party is going all out to ensure that its candidate, Godwin Obaseki is elected governor of Edo state at the elections holding on Saturday, September 10.

In another development, the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has dragged the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki before the Federal High Court in Benin City over alleged forgery and perjury.

It could be recalled that Obaseki had presented an affidavit to the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] claiming that his certificate was missing.

Nigerians, however, heaved sigh of relief when he announced to the world that the certificates which he claimed to have lost have, indeed, been found. 

The certificates, he claimed, were found in faraway United States of America.

PDP, in the suit lodged in the early hours of Tuesday, is claiming, however, that the certificates presented by Obaseki were actually forged.

Still on Edo gubernatorial elections, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] has said the governorship candidate of PDP in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is still under investigation.

Ize-Iyamu is being investigated for his alleged role in the disbursement of N23 billion campaign funds by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The money was alleged to have been part of stolen crude oil funds and kickbacks from contractors.

Ize-Iyamu had told journalists that as the campaign director for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in Edo State during the 2015 presidential election, he handled N700m for the party.

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