President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 25, said he took responsibility for the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday, September 19 Edo guber election.
The president made this known at the State House after receiving Edo newly reelected governor, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy Philip Shaibu and some notable members of his supporters’ group.
Buhari said as the supreme leader of his party, he is always at the centre of discourse especially when his party loses some elections to the opposition parties.
The president, however, noted that he is the leader of the country and there is a huge responsibility on him to ensure that the wishes of people prevail above the party interest.
According to him, that is the reason he gave a level ground for all the fourteen candidates who participated in the governorship election which Obaseki of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won.
President Buhari said:
“We have lost states across the country. Now I do not like to escape the responsibility, seeing as the leader of the country, I am also the leader of my party, that I am not leading the party very well.
“I am trying to make sure that the party is built on a civilised basis, rule of law and respect for human rights and human beings.”