The mission of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress at the Abeokuta residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been revealed.
Tinubu, who spoke with newsmen after a two-hour closed door meeting with the former president said he was there to pay homage to Obasanjo.
He explained however that the visit was not just to pay homage, but that the APC was consulting Obasanjo on the choice of Presidential candidate for the party.
According to him, Obasanjo’s opinion on some aspirants is important to the party. More so, the former president’s political influence in the country transcends party lines.
“As a good merger, we need to talk, because, this merger will serve various branches. It is a very big tree, so, we need to talk, find out his thinking about Nigeria and the future.
“We need to seek his observation as some of his former boys who are running for presidency, what he can say of them,” Tinubu said.
You would recall that Obasanjo was once to Tinubu, a man that lacks integrity.
In a reaction to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments that the now defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) was crying over spilled milk on the outcome of the governorship election which gave victory to the PDP in Kogi State, Tinubu had said: “What integrity has Obasanjo in terms of his legacies for Nigeria to speak on elections? The only election that was clear in this country was the one that was organised before the Fourth Republic. The worst legacy in electoral practice was left by Obasanjo. He has no reason whatsoever and he has no audacity to talk about free and fair elections in this country.
“Apart from his aborted third term ambition, he brought about and left a legacy of electoral corruption in the country.
“What is Obasanjo talking about? He should go away and retire in shame politically. He should leave the political landscape of this country alone. He brought a whole salad of corruption, manipulation and failures,” Tinubu had said in 2011.
Two of the top aspirants in the APC, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Head of State Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), may not be the closest to Obasanjo, but the party is thought to be seeking the former leader’s opinion on which of the candidates will make the party stand the best chance of winning the 2015 presidential election.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
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