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Obasanjo, Falae, Okupe in closed-door meeting


Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo

Tinubu blames Jonathan, PDP for nation’s woes
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday met behind closed doors with National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, at Obasanjo’s residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The agenda of the meeting was not known, but might not be unconnected with the 2019 general elections.

Falae arrived at noon and went straight to the meeting.

While former media aide to Obasanjo, Dr. Doyin Okupe, arrived with three other personalities, only him was allowed in by security details.

Others in the meeting were two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka and another governorship aspirant on the platform of the SDP, Sina Kawonise.


Falae said: “The affairs of Nigeria are far larger than the political ambition of any person. So, I came to visit Chief Obasanjo on the affairs of Nigeria.”

In another development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has again blamed past civilian administrations for Nigeria’s economic woes.

He said this in his address as Special Guest of Honour at the 35th yearly Aminu Kano Memorial Symposium in Kano yesterday.

Tinubu, represented by Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, described former President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration as the worst culprit in the pillaging of the nation’s resources.

Also, Publisher of Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi and a stalwart of the APC, Dr. Usman Bugaje, at the event examined the “democratic governance in Nigeria and the imperatives of party ideology and supremacy.”

Tinubu, who attributed the country’s current infrastructural deficit to the past governments, said the APC government had in the past three years been labouring hard to clean the rot and give the people a new lease of life.

The APC leader, who said the theme of the symposium was apt and timely, commended the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training and Bayero University for the initiative.

Tinubu described Aminu Kano as a “great man that could have lived an easy life by exploiting, for selfish objectives, all the opportunities opened to a man of his great abilities and social station.”

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