VP Osinbajo Meets Former President Obasanjo Barely 24 Hours After APC Convention

VP Osinbajo Meets Former President Obasanjo Barely 24 Hours After APC Convention

  • Hours after the national convention of the ruling APC, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the former President Olusegun Obasanjo
  • Although the details of the meeting remain yet unknown, the VP met the elder statesman at Ogun state in the early hours of Monday, March 28 for a high-level dialogue program
  • Osinbajo was accompanied by Dapo Abiodun and was received by former President Obasanjo as they proceeded to the venue, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was also in attendance during the program

On Monday, March 28, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The Punch reports that Osinbajo had visited Ogun state for a high-level dialogue organised by the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa.

The dialogue was planned to be held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29 respectively.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, APC national convention, Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state
Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, this morning met with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta. Photo credit: Southwest-Frontier
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VP's arrival

Osinbajo’s chopper landed within the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library at exactly 10:24am.

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Osinbajo, who was accompanied by the Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and others, was later received by Obasanjo as they proceeded to the venue prepared for the meeting, TV News added.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was also in attendance during the programme.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Friday, June 3, 2022, as the deadline for parties to present their presidential candidates.

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Jonathan, Obasanjo other West African leaders call for strengthening of democratic institutions

There was a convergence of West African leaders in Abuja on Wednesday, March 23 to deliberate on the issues of the incessant issue of insecurity in the sub-region, Legit.ng reports.

Speaking at the convergence, the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan stated that the forum was geared towards reaching reasonable terms to curb incessant insecurity issues and foster democracy in the sub-region.

He said:

“The sustainability of democracy in West Africa is key to resolving many of our challenges. I, therefore, appeal to all our leaders across our nations to make democracy work for the interest of all citizens."

Source: Legit.ng

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