Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly stormed the Yar’Adua
centre venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention committee
Pictures obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) showed the former PDP strongman waltzing through the crowd to the
venue of the convention as observers could not place a reason for the
appearance of their former chieftain.
This move by the Ogun high
chief is coming barely 18 months after asking that his membership card
of the PDP be torn in shreds in the state, and although nobody could
give a succinct reason for the ex-president’s appearance, feelers have
it that he may be finding his way back to the umbrella-carrying party.
also tried to know why the former two-term Nigerian president was doing
at the opposition party’s convention committee inauguration, but met a
brick wall as he refused to grant anyone audience.
by the sources around are anything to go by, ex-president Obasanjo may
be strategising on how to combine efforts with the PDP to oust President
Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, APC-led
administration over their inability to ensure a steady economy.
Obasanjo said there is no need to investigate the allegations and
counter-allegations of the 2016 budget padding in the National Assembly.
said this in reaction to the current budget padding accusation and
counter accusation between the leadership of the House of
Representatives and Abdulmumin Jibrin, the sacked chairman of the House
of Reps Appropriation Committee.
The ex-president speaking to
state house reporters on Monday, July 25, shortly after meeting behind
closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the country should
rather get men of integrity in the federal parliament.