Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, finally met with his erstwhile boss and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Thursday, October 11, 2018, in his Abeokuta home, in what has been described by observers as a very important meeting, in the effort to get Nigeria moving forward to progress, once again.
Atiku was accompanied on the visit by top PDP members, led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. in a delegation that also included the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation and one-time Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and an opposition PDP stalwart, Chief Olabode George.
Other members of the delegation, rather symbolically, included the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, top Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi and the General Overseer of the Living Faith Bible Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, among several others.
The delegation, which arrived Obasanjo’s home about a quarter past the hour of 1 pm, quickly settled down to serious business. Delivering a fairly long speech in which Obasanjo described Atiku as “president-to-be”, he congratulated the PDP flag-bearer, thereby signalling an end to what has been a long, political feud.