2019: Obasanjo Holds Secret Meeting With Atiku, Secondus
The mission to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 calls for extra work and those that are in the forefront of achieving that are leaving nothing to chance.
In this light, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, met in Abuja on Tuesday in Abuja last night to further strategize.
The meeting was also attended by the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, amongst a few others who were said to have been carefully selected.
The meeting was based on the strategies that would enable Atiku and the PDP emerge winners in the general elections.
Among other things, it was also gathered that Tuesday’s meeting reviewed the ongoing zonal campaigns of the party, which was said to be a precursor for the state-by-state campaign that would follow.
Reportedly, the former President used the opportunity of the meeting to intervene and effectively settle the rift between Atiku and a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako (retd.).
Nyako, who is a former Chief of Naval Staff, was a member of the PDP before he defected to the All Progressives Congress.
However, instead of returning to the PDP like Atiku after their disagreements with the national leadership of the ruling party, Nyako and his son, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako, joined the African Democratic Congress.
The former president was said to have been worried about the dissenting voices from the home state of Atiku in particular about his presidential ambition and decided to step in and settle the rifts.
Apart from Nyako, it was also learnt that Obasanjo intervened in the alleged misunderstanding between Atiku and his former aide while serving as the Vice President, Umar Ardo.
A source privy to the meeting said, “It was a family and an elaborate meeting. Baba (Obasanjo) is a fantastic leader. I have never seen such a man who combines energy with intellect and political sagacity.
“He spoke at length to everyone, including the Waziri (Atiku) and others that were there.
“He had successfully settled the rift between Atiku and Nyako and the disagreements between Atiku and Ardo. Now, we have Adamawa to take because all the power brokers are behind us.”
When contacted on the meeting, Secondus declined to give details.
Rather, he said the leadership of the party would always meet to strategise ahead of the election.
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