A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo held a closed-door meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Sheriff, who was a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reportedly arrived at Obasanjo’s penthouse in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital earlier today and went straight into the meeting with the former leader.
The two-time governor, however, when confronted by journalists, refused to disclose the details of his discussions with Obasanjo.
According to him, the meeting with Obasanjo was private hence would keep the details private.
Sheriff described the Balogun Owu as the “Chairman and Chief Executive of Nigeria,” whose wealth of knowledge in public administration, he said, would continue to be of benefit to other politicians.
He stressed the need for young politicians to tap from the experience and knowledge of Obasanjo. Modu Sheriff said, “It is purely a private visit; you know Baba (Obasanjo) is an elder statesman. If Nigeria is a company, Baba is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Nigeria. So, I came for a consultation and had a private chat with Baba.
“If Nigeria is a company, Baba is the Chairman. I’m the younger one, so from time to time, I must come and greet my father, discuss with him privately and go back.”
When asked by reporters on whether his private chat with the PDP elder statesman was on the Nigeria project, the former governor insisted “I didn’t say that, it is a private visit.”
Speaking about his views on the 2023 elections, Modu-Sheriff told the journalist that their view is his view.
“Your view is my view, what is your view? What is my view? I want my party to win,” the APC chieftain said.