From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The PDP PCC, at the weekend, met with former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of ongoing consultations to woo support for Atiku.
The meeting came ahead of the presidential campaign of the party scheduled for Lagos today.
The team was led by the party’s vice presidential candidate and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and had the Director General of the Presidential Council and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke and Chief Oyewole Fasawe.
They stormed the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) residence and went straight into a meeting with the former president.
Speaking with newsmen after about two hours of meeting, Tambuwal said the team was in Abeokuta “to pay our usual respect and to continue to consult our leader, former president Olusegun Obasanjo on matters of national interest and we have had a very fruitful conversation with him. We’re in the build up and we will continue to do what we have to do to win the election. My message to Nigerians is that we should come out en masse when it is time in February to vote for a balanced ticket that reflects the characteristics of this country, that will provide leadership that will stabilise this country and revive our economy and foster more of national unity; and that is Atiku Abubakar and Governor Okowa.”
Tambuwal said the party was expecting a rousing welcome and large crowd at the Lagos State Presidential campaign in Lagos.