GEJ sends high powered delegation to woo Obasanjo


obasanjo-nigeriaThere are reports over the weekend that President Goodluck Jonathan sent top-notch emissaries to the country home of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State to book an appointment with him for them to discuss issues that will brighten the chances of Jonathan in the presidential election.

PM News gathered that Jonathan had on Saturday dispatched a highly wired delegation to the former president in order to facilitate a meeting of the president with his estranged former political godfather.

An insider squealed that a set of people had come earlier on New Year Day to felicitate with the former President as well as use the opportunity to set the agenda which according to the source, was tactically shunned by Obasanjo.

The insider, who would not have his identity on print, said: “several people have been coming and as you know yourself, that Baba’s house is like a Mecca and Jerusalem, not only for the politicians but for everybody. Mind you, it is not from Nigeria alone that Baba receive visitors, they come from every part of the world. So, asking who and who have come to Baba is like trying to push beyond your bounds.

“What I can tell you is that on New Year Day, some set of people were here and there were some traditional rulers too. They came to greet Baba as usual for the New Year and felicitate with him. It was during their discussion that issue like how Baba will support President Jonathan to finish the good work he has started was raised and several comments and views were aired.

“As you know whom you have, Baba did not stop them or act somehow but the old man tactically and technically waved the matter and asked the visitors to continue praying for peace and tranquility to reign in the country.

“On Saturday again, some set of people were around but this time, they were top echelon, majorly bigwigs in the country. I don’t want to mention any names here. They were with Baba and this time around made their minds known that they want Baba to give them an appointment as they were sent by Mr. President to know when he (Jonathan) should come and meet with him (Obasanjo) before the election in February. Baba did not say anything but he will speak at the appropriate time,” the source said on Monday morning.

A Presidency source who confirmed the development on phone to the newspaper stated that the information was true and it was part of Jonathan’s desire to bring all aggrieved party members back on track before the polls. -DailyPost


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