2023: Atiku’s Chances Shaky as Powerful APC Chieftain Holds Closed-Door Meeting With Obasanjo
- Whilst major stakeholders of the PDP are at loggerheads, the ruling APC members are taking major steps to ensure the party retains power come 2023
- This is as the former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Abeokuta residence on Thursday, September 22
- Although the details of the meeting remain unknown but reports have it that it is centred on the forthcoming general elections
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Former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff on Thursday, September 22, held a closed-door meeting with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Channels TV reported.
The meeting which was held at Obasanjo’s Presidential Library residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, lasted for over 40 minutes.
Details after the meeting, undisclosed
Shortly after the meeting, the ex-Borno governor hinted to newsmen that his mission to Ogun State was ‘private,’ refusing to give further details of the conversation, The Nation report added.
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The APC chieftain described the ex-Nigerian President as his father, saying it is only customary to pay homage as a son would do politically.
“Baba is an elder statesman. If Nigeria is a company, Baba is the Chairman/Chief Executive of Nigeria. So I came for consultations with my dad and to have a private chat.”
Ali Modu Sheriff speaks on the 2023 elections
Concerning the 2023 general elections, the APC chieftain said it is his desire for the ruling party to maintain its winning streak in the country.
Powerful northern governor reveals who will control Tinubu’s administration if elected
Meanwhile, the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has revealed that the youths will be in control of the administration of Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate if elected.
Bello is one of the newly appointed members of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council as its national youth coordinator.
Tinubu has cited the impressive political achievement and exemplary leadership the governor has demonstrated in his state and as a party member while announcing his nomination.
Tinubu gives PDP new name
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Tinubu, who spoke at a recent event, took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) still. He said the opposition spent 16 years in power and forgot about railway infrastructure.
The APC presidential candidate described the opposition as Poverty Development Party, noting that the ruling party need not worry about them.
He further disclosed that his party is strategising to tackle the challenges facing the nation, saying they have the solution.