2023: Obasanjo, Lamido in closed-door meeting

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, held a closed-door meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Lamido visited the former president at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Pent House residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Sunday.

The duo held a closed-door meeting for hours which was not unconnected with the forthcoming convention of the Peoples Democratic Party primaries ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Lamido has been reported to be eyeing the presidential ticket of the PDP.

While emerging from the closed-door meeting, Lamido disclosed that Obasanjo has reinforced his faith in the country despite the appalling situation.

Lamido made this known in a statement released by the Special Assistant on Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Sunday.


The former governor was quoted to have said that Obasanjo is still committed to ensuring that Nigeria is out of the doldrums.

The statement read partly, “Lamido who declared that the country is bleeding, however, said that his meeting with Obasanjo reinforced his faith in the country.

“How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country because now, nobody is safe again. Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again?.

“I have come to visit my father and leader and my everything after a very long time and I met him in a very high spirit and good health.

“But, he told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not because we still need him in this country. And he said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in the country -my Nigeria.

“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we’ll rise again. But, obviously, it is bleeding now. It is bleeding.”


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