PDP Leaders meet with Olusegun Obasanjo.
Some Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the Northern part of the country, on Sunday evening, held talks with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in what they called an advocacy visit to the former Nigerian Leader, Page 36 learnt.
The Leaders of the party also held talks with a former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, at his Uphill mansion, in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The Delegation to Obasanjo, led by the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, comprised mainly of Northern Politicians, including former Governors, a former Minister, and others, who arrived at the Abeokuta home of the former President, at around 4pm, for the talks.
According to an impeccable source at the meeting, those who visited the former President, alongside Governor Mohammed, were former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu; former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Taminu Turaki; a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Masanin Gwandu, among others.
Though details of the meeting were still sketchy as at the time of filing in this report, it was gathered that the Delegation was in Abeokuta, at the instance of the party, to intimate Obasanjo on its activities during the past elections, and to seek his input and suggestions towards achieving the collective goal of the PDP, in the future polls.
It was also learnt that the meeting afforded the Delegation to do a review of the 2019 general elections, and to seek the views of the former President, on how the party can take over the running of the government, come 2023.
Former President Obasanjo, who received them in company of some Political Leaders, like Otunba Oyewole Fasawe, among others, was said to have expressed his happiness for seeing those he described as heavyweights of the party from the North, assuring them that he would continue to give advise that will move the country forward.
The Delegation had on Saturday, taken the advocacy visit to General Ibrahim Babangida, where they also solicited his support and blessing for the party, towards the future elections.
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