Senate President, David Mark, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as well as former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja all held separate closed-door meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, reports Vanguard.
The politicians were said to have met with Obasanjo at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to the report, the first meeting held between Tinubu and Obasanjo had Ladoja present and lasted for almost two hours.
Mark’s visit to Obasanjo was said to have been aimed at persuading the former president to work for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2015 general elections.
The closed-door meeting between Obasanjo and Mark however commenced immediately after he arrived Obasanjo’s residence in the afternoon, shortly after Tinubu and others left the premises of the former president’s residence, lasting for almost two hours.
Obasanjo had left the PDP in January after disclosing his decision in a letter to Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who was the National chairman of the party at the time. Few months later, his loyalists also dumped the ruling party for the APC raising fears on what the consequences of the former president working against the PDP might be for the party in the 2015 elections.
Obasanjo has never hid his criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, especially on the way he has been handling insecurity in the country.
It is however expected that Mark’s meeting with Obasanjo will yield fruits, but the APC’s courting of the former president must have heightened fears.