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2019: Secondus leads PDP team to meet Obasanjo

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , Prince Uche Secondus , is leading members of his party to Abekuota , Ogun State to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo , Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday .
The meeting with the former President is billed to hold at his residence on Saturday ( today ) morning.

Our correspondent gathered that all members of the National Working Committee of the party arrived in Abeokuta on Friday for the meeting .

Also , our correspondent gathered that some members of the Board of Trustees of the party like its Chairman , Senator Walid Jibrin , and a former Deputy National Chairman of the party , Chief Olabode George , would be part of the meeting .

It was learnt that the meeting would centre on the possibility of the former chairman of the party’ s BoT returning to the former ruling party.

Obasanjo , who was the President of Nigeria for two terms on the platform of the party , tore his membership card a few years ago .

However , his dramatic appearance at the PDP rally in the state earlier this week , was said to have gladdened the hearts of the national leaders of the party.

It was learnt that the former President , who had earlier called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forget his second term ambition , might be considering working with his former party on how to wrest power from the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress .

A source close to chieftains of the party said , “ The PDP national leadership has come with full force to thank the former President for appearing at the party’ s rally during the week in his home state .

“ We are also happy that his political group , the third force , was a member of the coalition we are forming against the misrule of the APC . We want to thank him for that as well .

“ However , we want him to fully verify his involvment in the activities of the PDP because as it is , the former ruling party remains the potent and viable alternative to the ruling party . We will therefore beg him not to abandon us and the nation. We need his fatherly guidance . ”

It was also gathered that the party would report activities of security agents who had been allegedly accused of manhandling Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to Obasanjo .

The PDP had staged a nationwide protest over the alleged assault on Fayose by security agents ahead of today ’ s governorship election in Ekiti State .

“ What ’ s happening in Ekiti State would be brought to the attention of Baba ( Obasanjo ) because as a father to all , he needs to be briefed , ” a source close to those attending the meeting told our correspondent on Friday night .

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