OBJ visits Oshiomhole

  • BARELY five days after his resignation as chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP), former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, paid an unscheduled visit to the Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the government house in Benin.

    Ex President Obasanjo who was accompanied on the visit by his wife Bola, met, at a closed door meeting, with the governor for about thirty minutes at the official residence of the governor.

    They however refused to disclose either why they met or the outcome of the meeting.

    Sources at the meeting however disclosed that the meeting may not be unconnected with the state of the Nigeria Nation especially as there are talks about alignment and re-alignment across the country on the 2015 presidential race.

    Chief Obasanjo who last week resigned as the chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] said he was in the state to meet with the governor, he however assured inquisitive reporters that they will both talk to the public at the appropriate time.

    Obasanjo simply said: “I am not here for any statement. If the governor is around and I’m in Edo State for private visit, I should be here to say hello. Thank you very much.”

    On whether he was in the state to endorse Oshiomhole’s second term bid and the outcome of the private meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes, he said: “Another day I will come, I will talk, and the governor will talk.”

    Meanwhile Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole has promised that he will continue to provide good governance to the people of the state because he had been elected to cater for their well-being.

    The governor who stated this in an interactive session with newsmen after President Obasanjo’s visit he is humbled and elated by the kind of support, encouragement and endorsement he has been receiving both within and outside the state the state said he will not be distracted by politics of ethnicity which he said the PDP in the state is creating.
    He has therefore once again promised to continue to offer dividends of democracy to the people.