There appears to be an uneasy calm as President Muhammadu Buhari has given marching orders to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki as the APC candidate in the forthcoming election.
Oshiomhole who met with Buhari yesterday evening was reportedly told frankly that Godwin Obaseki should be allowed to continue his good works in office.
According to insiders, Buhari’s decision was informed by the various security reports which favours Mr. Godwin Obaseki far ahead of the other aspirants jostling for the ticket with him. Some close associates of the President were also said to have mounted pressure on him to impress his preference on the APC Chairman to avoid any repeat of the “Zamfara treatment” in the Edo election.
Sources close to the Presidential Villa further revealed that the Presidential directive did not go down well with Mr. Oshiomhole as all the complaints he brought against Obaseki were rebuffed by the President.
Eyewitnesses say Oshiomhole was seen leaving the meeting in low spirits and refusing to acknowledge salutation from anyone.
Political strategists observing the development say there’s little Oshiomhole can do against the emergence of Governor Obaseki as he must not be seen violating the wish of the Commander-in-Chief. They however cautioned that the Obaseki camp must not think it is yet Uhuru as future political landmine might be planted on the way for them.