Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is currently having a closed-door meeting with some political parties and security chiefs at the Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Though the Vanguard has not been able to ascertain the reason for the meeting, but it wouldn’t be unconnected with the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Those spotted at the venue include; the state Chairman of the Action Democratic Party, Wale Egunleti, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Gboyega Isiaka, a zonal director of the Allied Peoples Movement Campaign Council in Ogun West, Chief Jide Ojuko and the state Caretaker Secretary of All Progressives Congress, Ayo Olubori.
‘I Wole Soyinka will not be voting for either Buhari or Atiku’ The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi was equally seen at the Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, Ph.D. born 5 March 1937) is a former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation’s head of state. He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and as a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also served as Chairperson of the African Union.
In the 1999 presidential elections, Obasanjo ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and defeated Olu Falae, the joint candidate of the All Peoples Party, APP, and the Alliance for Democracy, AD.
In 2003, President Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ ran for a second term under People’s Democratic Party and won by a margin of more than 11 million votes.
He became chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, with control over nominations for governmental positions and even policy and strategy. As one Western diplomat said, “He intends to sit in the passenger seat giving advice and ready to grab the wheel if Nigeria goes off course.” He voluntary resigned as the chairman board of trustees of the PDP in April, 2012. Afterwards, he withdrew from political activities with PDP.
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