Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed what he told the embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus in his Abeokuta residence.
Akelicious reports that Obasanjo said his heart was gladdened because the discussion between the duo centred on the development of Nigeria.
It was gathered that the former president noted that said this in Abeokuta on Thursday, August 19, while addressing newsmen after a closed-door meeting with Secondus.
Obasanjo, who described the meeting as unscheduled, stated that his doors would remain open to all and sundry by virtue of the position he occupied in the nation.
“One thing that Secondus told me that is sweet music in my ears is that although he was here as PDP chairman but that he had come to discuss the Nigeria situation.”
Obasanjo also expressed optimism that Nigeria would still attain greater heights and occupy an enviable position in the comity of nations.
The ex-president, however, showed concern about the situation of the country, adding that the country’s development should be of paramount importance to anyone who loves the nation.
He urged Secondus to ensure that his love for Nigeria was not sacrificed on the altar of partisan politics.
In his response, Secondus described Obasanjo as a global citizen who is vast on issues relating to nation-building.
He confirmed that his discussion with Obasanjo was centred on Nigeria, adding that, “we need the advice of elders to move the nation forward.”
According to him, politicians could only practise politics conveniently in a peaceful environment.
Meanwhile, following calls for the removal of Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all 13 governors elected on the platform of the party met in Abuja on Monday, August 9.
Akelicious reports that the governors, however, could not make any categorical statement on how to resolve the crisis rocking the party after a marathon six-hour meeting.
It was gathered that at the meeting, the governors were unable to find a way out of the lingering leadership crisis following persistent calls for the resignation of the National chairman.
The Sokoto state governor and chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, expressed the readiness of the governors to continue the meeting with other stakeholders such as the Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Assembly caucus until the Secondus issue is resolved.
According to the report, the decision to meet with the BoT and other stakeholders is to carry them along to avoid what might be termed arbitrary decisions.
”Very soon, Nigerians, and indeed all of you, will hear our resolution. But we’re working towards resolving all issues,as a family. By the grace of God, we are going to achieve that.”
Just recently, the party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, cried out, claiming a certain member of the party wants to hijack the structure from him.