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What Obasanjo Told Secondus About Nigeria During Their Abeokuta Meeting



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday met with the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Naija News earlier reported that Secondus arrived at the Penthouse of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) around 12:19 pm alongside other party leaders.

Secondus alongside members of the National Working Committee of the PDP went into a closed-door meeting with the elder statesman.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Obasanjo said the PDP chairman visited him to discuss the situation of the country and various challenges facing the country.

The former President added that Secondus was concerned about disturbing the situation of the country hence the visit to his residence.

Obasanjo described Nigeria’s situation as “very bad but not irredeemable”, adding that all Nigerians must ensure that the country is on the right track.

He added every right-thinking individual knows where Nigeria is descending to if no urgent step was taken to arrest the drift.

He said: “You have not visited me because of partisan politics but you have visited me as a person who is concerned about where Nigeria is and where Nigeria may be descending into if the right action is not taken.

“And I couldn’t agree with you more, every right-thinking Nigerian and every lover of Nigeria will agree that Nigeria is not what it should be today unless there is something else wrong with them.

“The situation is bad, very bad, but the situation is not irredeemable. That is where the hope lies. The situation is very bad, but it is not hopelessly irredeemable. Therefore we need all hands on deck. Let’s put partisan politics apart and think of what we can do to get Nigeria to where it is supposed to be and move Nigeria forward.”

Earlier, Naija News had also reported that Secondus while addressing newsmen after the closed-door meeting said he visited Obasanjo to advise the present government as a statesman and tap from his wealth of experience.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.