Obasanjo not at PDP pre-convention meeting

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Obasanjo arriving at the Yar'Adua Centre on Friday
Obasanjo arriving at the Yar’Adua Centre on Friday

Former Nigerian leader, President Olusegun Obasanjo arrived Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Friday, not for politics, but for another issue dear to his heart: agriculture.

A wrongly captioned photograph by NAN had set tongues wagging and the rumour mills busy as to the mission of the former leader, who in 2015 tore his membership card of the PDP.

NAN can confirm that the former leader did not go near the ceremony inaugurating the National Convention Committee of the PDP faction led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

Rather, Obasanjo was at the centre  to take part in an agricultural stakeholders meeting,  Zero Hunger in Africa-Nigeria chapter

Some news reports had gone ahead with speculations that the former president was making political realignment for 2019 elections.

The PDP event was meant to  inaugurate the party’s national convention and financial committees.The party convention is billed to hold on Aug. 17 in Port Harcourt.

According to a statement by Mr Tunde Arosanyin of the Zero Hunger in Africa in Abuja on Saturday, it was just a coincidence that the two meetings were holding at the same venue.

”He came for zero hunger in Africa-Nigeria chapter meeting with commodity Association stakeholders.

”At closing, some PDP members came to greet him at the boardroom of the hunger meeting venue,” Arosanyin saidi.


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