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Buhari On Two-Day Official Visit To Edo State
President, Muhammadu Buhari is set to arrive in Benin city, the Edo state capital, on a two-day working visit.
The presidential visit is coming shortly after a valedictory session was held for the out-going Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday.
This is likely the last time Oshiomhole will be hosting President Buhari as Governor of Edo state before leaving office on November 12.
APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, led other dignitaries and party faithful to receive the president at the Benin Airport.
Also, minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the outgoing Edo State deputy governor Pius Odubu, as well as so service commanders, were seen at the airport..
The president, during the visit, is expected to commission the central hospital and the new Siluko road constructed by the Oshiomole administration.
It is also expected that the president will pay a visit to the palace of the newly-crowned Oba of Benin.
Recall that President Buhari was in Benin recently to campaign for the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the state governorship election in Edo state, which saw Governor Elect Godwin Obaseki, emerge as winner.
Obaseki’s opponent in the election, Osagie Ize-Iyanmu, is however contesting the outcome of the election, saying he should be declared winner of the exercise.