According to reports, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday met in Abuja.
The strategic meeting ahead of the 2019 presidential election was also attended by Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP, and few other top politicians.
Report has it that Obasanjo also settled the misunderstanding between Atiku and former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State.
Nyako and his son, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako, had dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the African Democratic Congress, a party endorsed by Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement.
The former president also reportedly settled the rift between the PDP president candidate and his former aide when he served as vice president under Obasanjo, Dr. Umar Ardo.
To defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming election every vote must count. This is apparently why Obasanjo stepped in to settle all rifts between Atiku and other politicians, especially Nyako who is no doubt another political heavyweight in Atiku’s home state, Adamawa.
As seen on Punch, an undisclosed source said that; “It was a family and an elaborate meeting. Baba (Obasanjo) is a fantastic leader. I have never seen such a man who combines energy with intellect and political sagacity.
“He spoke at length to everyone, including the Waziri (Atiku) and others that were there.
“He had successfully settled the rift between Atiku and Nyako and the disagreements between Atiku and Ardo. Now, we have Adamawa to take because all the power brokers are behind us.”