The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congressive Party (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, met behind closed doors with the former president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo in the capital of Ogun state.
Reports have it that the leaders had quite a frank discussion.
The meeting, which started at 1.09 pm, lasted for three hours and ended without either of the parties speaking with the newsmen on the outcome.
Supporters of APC in the state flooded the Obasanjo’s residence, singing the praises of the candidate while the meeting lasted.
Tinubu was believed to have seized the opportunity of the meeting to seek Obasanjo’s support for his presidential ambition.
The former Lagos State Governor was accompanied to Obasanjo’s Penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; a former National Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande; and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, among others.
Tinubu was received by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun and former Governors Segun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel. In attendance to were former deputy governors of the state, Gbenga Kaka and Salimot Badru, and other state government functionaries.
At the end of the meeting, Tinubu emerged from the Penthouse into the hands of the crowd which included newsmen.
The presidential candidate did not grant a press interview as he entered a waiting vehicle that conveyed him to the MKO Abiola Stadium for another programme. When he was asked to address the members of the Artisan Association Of Nigeria, Ogun state chapter, Tinubu prayed for them and left the venue.
He thereafter proceeded to the MKO Abiola International Stadium to address the party chieftains.
After pronouncing blessings on the APC members at the stadium, Mr. Tinubu told them that it was not yet time for campaigns.
The presidential candidate said he was in Ogun to greet them and the people of the state.
Mr. Tinubu, also acknowledged the “good works” of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, and the support people of the state had continued to give to him.
“May God bless you and your family. I am glad about the good work that the governor is doing; I am glad about all the support that you are giving.
“The campaign has not started yet. I am just here to greet you and to say hello to you.
“May God bless Ogun; May God bless Nigeria and May God bless your children,” he said.
The meeting was said to be fruitful and the two parties agreed that no one should make the meeting a media affair.