PDP Makes Peace Overtures As Obasanjo, Anenih Hold Closed Door Meeting

Anenih-and-ObasanjoWorried by the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, Chief Tony Anenih, met with former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday.

Anenih led other notable members of the party, including the Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former governors of Kastina, Nasarawa and Kaduna states respectively, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, Abdulai Adamu and Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the secretary of the BoT, Senator Waliu Jubril, to the secret meeting.

Others at the meeting were the embattled national vice chairman (South-West), Chief Segun Oni; the deposed national auditor, Bode Mustapha and a member of the BoT, Mrs Aduke Maina.

The meeting which held at the hilltop residence of Obasanjo, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, lasted for about three hours behind closed doors.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Anenih said members deliberated on how best to resolve the lingering crisis rocking the party, both at the national and state levels even as he added the details was not for public consumption.

When asked about the major issues discussed in the meeting, the BoT chairman said “we discussed issues that affect the party itself. I am here to see my leader, I am here to pay my respect and, indeed, I am here with my colleagues, some members of the BoT of our party, to discuss some issues that affect the corporate existence of this country.”

Speaking on the outcome of the meeting, Anenih said “as you see, we are all smiling, don’t you see me smiling? And my leader too is smiling. So we are quite happy about the outcome. For now, it is not for public consumption.”

However, sources privy to the discussions have revealed that the peace meeting failed.