‘Nigeria’s in a bad shape’: What OBJ told PDP govs who met with him

by Kolapo Olapoju


Some governors of the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, have held a private meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

The meeting was held today at his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

After the meeting which lasted over three hours, Obasanjo addressed reporters, saying that “Nigeria is in a bad situation” at the moment. He would, however, add that “not irretrievably bad if there is the will and courage to do the right thing at the right time.”

When asked for the details of the meeting with the governors, he revealed that he and the governors deliberated on “issues affecting the country- the security, the economy among others as Nigerians have no other country except Nigeria.”

The sit-down with the one time Head of State is part of the PDP’s latest attempt to placate Obasanjo, who at present, is at loggerheads with President Goodluck Jonathan, with the two having been enmeshed in a war of words in recent time.

Obasanjo has often publicly criticised Jonathan’s government and has also expressed is dissatisfaction at the way the ruling party PDP is run.

His recent romance with leaders of the opposition party, All Progressives Congress – who have on more than one occasion, held private meetings with him – is giving the ruling party sleepless nights, hence the clear objective of easing him back into the fold as soon as possible.

Among the delegation to meet Obasanjo in Abeokuta are Godswill Akpabio, Governor of Akwa Ibom State; his Bauchi State counterpart, Isa Yuguda; Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke; Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Niger state Governor, Babangida Aliu.

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