Tinubu meets Obasanjo behind closed doors

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The former Governor of Lagos State arrived at Obasanjo’s residence in the company of his team members as part of his ongoing consultation and fence-mending process to actualize his presidential bid in the forthcoming general elections.

Tinubu was received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, his Deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele and former governors Olusegun Osoba, Gbenga Daniel and other APC bigwigs, who were already on the ground.

Touching down at about 1 pm, the APC presidential candidate immediately went straight into a closed-door meeting with the former President at the penthouse residence within the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

In Tinubu’s entourage were the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Bisi Akande, Nuhu Ribadu among others.

Tinubu whose supporters had earlier thronged Obasanjo’s residence, turning it into a campaign arena of some sort, is visiting the state the third time over his presidential bid.

Recall that Tinubu had in February, met all the paramount rulers in the state and intimated them of his ambition.

On June 2, Tinubu, ahead of the party’s presidential primary, met with the APC delegates in Abeokuta, where he revealed the roles he played in enthroning President Buhari in 2015.

Obasanjo and Tinubu were known to be political foes, which dated back to their days as President and Lagos State Governor respectively.

However, in 2013, Tinubu threw the political rivalry behind him when he begged Obasanjo to be the APC’s navigator to the 2015 presidential election.