Edo State, on Saturday, witnessed the reunion of some political enemies in the All Progressives Congress at the kick-off of Osagie Ize-Iyamu governorship elections campaign.
For the better part of the leadership crisis that rocked the ruling party, the former National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, were said to be at bitter political war.
The political differences were, however put aside as all the three men converged at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo in Benin City.
The eleven states Governors who attended the event include Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Chairman, APC National Caretaker Committe, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, Governor and Chairman, APC Governor’s Forum, Chairman Edo APC National Campaign Council and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Imo State Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai; the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun, Sani Bello of Niger State, and the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief David Onoja.
Also at the venue were the Deputy Senate President James Omo-Agege, Minister of Transport Chibuike Amaechi, Minister of State Mines and Steel Uchechukwu Oga, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, representing Owan Federal Constituency, Peter Akpatason, Johnson Oghuma, representing Akoko-Edo and Etsako Federal Constituency, respectively, former deputy governor of Edo State Dr Pius Odubu, Dr Chris Ogiemwonyi, General Charles Airhiavbere, Abdul Oroh, Razaq Bello-Osagie and Pally Iriase, former Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives and Secretary, Edo APC Campaign Coumcil.
The campaign was flagging-off by the APC National Campaign Council Chairman, Abdulahi Ganduje who expressed satisfaction with the work done by the state council and optimism that the party will come tops at the poll.