PDP Lead­ers in Abeokuta for Cru­cial Meet­ing with Obasanjo

THISDAY - - NEWS - EIy­o­bosa Uwu­gia­ren

Uche Se­con­dus-led Cen­tral Work­ing Com­mit­tee of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) and some mem­bers of the party’s Board of Trustees ar­rived Abeokuta, the Ogun State cap­i­tal, yes­ter­day night for a cru­cial meet­ing with for­mer Pres­i­dent Oluse­gun Obasanjo to­day.

One of the del­e­gates, who spoke with THISDAY from Abeokuta last night, said they were in the state for con­sul­ta­tion with Obasanjo, as part of their “on-go­ing con­ver­sa­tion with all stake­hold­ers in the Nige­ria’s project to save the coun­try from the hands of the All Pro­gres­sive Con­gress (APC) and Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.”

For­mer Pres­i­dent Obasanjo, who be­fore 2015 gen­eral elec­tion shred­ded his PDP mem­ber­ship card, re­cently stopped over at a rally by the party’s gu­ber­na­to­rial as­pi­rant in Ogun State, Ladi Ade­butu, throw­ing the sup­port­ers into ju­bi­la­tion.

The event was held at the prem- ises of the Obasanjo Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo was said to be on his way out of his home lo­cated within the premises, when he saw the crowd and took time to say ‘ hello’ to the gath­er­ing.

He re­fused to make any state­ment with re­gards to the ac­tiv­i­ties, but said he was pass­ing bye and de­cided to say hello and wish them well.

The for­mer pres­i­dent had an­nounced his with­drawal from par­ti­san politics few years ago but main­tained that his doors re­mained open for con­sul­ta­tions by all Nige­ri­ans who de­sire the progress of the coun­try.

Obasanjo later estab­lished the Coali­tion for Nige­ria Move­ment (CNM), which later fused into the African Demo­cratic Con­gress (ADC), af­ter which he said he would no longer be in­volved in its ac­tiv­i­ties.

The ADC is one of the 39 par­ties, which re­cently formed a coali­tion to de­feat Nige­ria’s gov­ern­ing APC in 2019.

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