Politics

2015: Tinubu Consults Obasanjo On His ‘Former Boys’

by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday a closed-door meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and said he came to ask the President about his former boys who are vying for Presidency under the APC.

The meetings were held at Obasanjo’s Hilltop residence in Abeokuta.

After the meeting, Tinubu said, “We are here to pay homage to our former President and discuss with him because he has a number of influences in the political sphere.

“We need to talk to find out his thinking about Nigeria and the future. We need to seek his observation on some of his former boys who are running for Presidency in our party.”

He said that Nigeria at 54 remains “an invalid baby in incubator.”

Senate President David Mark also paid Obasanjo a meeting. Tinubu had left when Mark and his delegation arrived.

He also described Obasanjo as the father of the nation with a wealth of experience.

The Senate President told journalists after the meeting that he had come with his team, including Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan; the Peoples Democratic Party Women Leader, Mrs. Josephine Anenih; and Senator Polycarp Nwite, among others to discuss with the former President and raise some basic issues that affect both the party and the nation.

“We discussed issues that will move Nigeria forward because Chief Obasanjo’s love for Nigeria is unquantifiable. So, we had a good discussion with him.

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