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2019: Obasanjo, Afenifere Meet


Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is currently meeting with a Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.

The Sun reports that the Afenifere team, led by Ayo Adebanjo, included Senator Femi Okurounmu, Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu among others met with the former president on Tuesday, October 9.

They arrived at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and were reportedly ushered into the inner chamber of the former president.

Although details of the meeting are not known yet, there is speculation it is related to the 2019 general elections.

Meanwhile, few minutes after his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president Atiku Abubakar praised former president Olusegun Obasanjo. Atiku, while delivering his acceptance speech after he was officially declared winner of the primary with 1,532 votes to Aminu Tambuwal’s 693.

Atiku thanked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for picking him as his vice president in 1999.

He noted that without Obasanjo picking him then, he could never have become the PDP presidential candidate today.

Recall that some months ago, Obasanjo had said: “How can I be on the same side with Atiku? To do what?

“If I support Atiku for anything, God will not forgive me. If I do not know, yes. But once I know, Atiku can never enjoy my support. I do not have personal grudges with anyone.

“If you do not do well for Nigeria, you do not do well for all of us. It is not a question of working with or not working with an individual,” he said. “If you are working for the good of Nigeria, I am working with you. If you are not working for the good of Nigeria it does not matter who you are I am not working with you.”



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