Obasanjo in closed-door meetings with Tinubu, Atiku over 2015 | Bizness Watch

Obasanjo in closed-door meetings with Tinubu, Atiku over 2015

The are few men that really mattered in the political space as far as 2015 power game is concerned and one of them is President Olusegun Obasanjo. His direct or indirect support for any candidate carries a lot of weight as the politicians begin to strategies ahead of the general elections.

To this end, former vice-president and APC presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, and the national leader of the opposition party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, held separate meetings with Obasanjo, on Friday.

“PDP transformation goes with backwardness. I have said it over and over again because I have visited APC and PDP states, if you go to Sokoto, Lagos, Rivers, Zamfara, Kano, you’ll really see, feel and touch, not what they have told you on the television,” Atiku told journalists in a brief chat.

The meetings held at Obasanjo’s Hilltop presidential residence in Abeokuta. They lasted less than one hour, but were said to be highly connected with 2015 and how to win the elections…

On this visit, Tinubu did not grant any press interview as his convoy drove out of Obasanjo’s residence around 12.30pm. Two hours after his departure, Atiku arrived in a convoy, and drove into the former president’s compound.

He moved into the inner chamber of the building briskly as soon as he arrived. After a closed-door meeting which lasted for about 45 minutes, he emerged from the chamber with his host, and went to another wing of the building where they had lunch.

He later emerged after 20 minutes and told journalists that he had come to pay respect to his former boss and also discuss the developments in the country with him.

He said, “I came to pay my respect to my former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo and we discussed the state of the nation generally.”

Atiku said contrary to rumours, he enjoyed an extremely cordial relationship with Obasanjo.

Reacting to the moves that the Speaker Aminu Tambuwal had also joined the APC presidential race, he said “the more the merrier, APC is a democratic party.”

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