APC to meet Obasanjo, woos Atiku

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Obasanjo and Buhari

A former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) was working on modalities to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Buhari made this known to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday after the APC chieftains met with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to woo him over to the party`s fold.

“We have the intention of meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as soon as he is available so that we will tell him how we evolve APC. And then, we will ask for his understanding and cooperation. This is what we have been doing,’’ Buhari said.

Atiku, who spoke at the meeting, said that a strong opposition was necessary in every democracy to checkmate the activities of the government in power.

The former vice president said the APC was a strong opposition that would give Nigerians better alternatives in every election.

“I will consult with my political associates all over the country and then make an announcement later,’’ Atiku said.

Earlier, the APC Interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande, said that the party was consulting with political stakeholders in the country to salvage the country`s image.

“We had worked with you before and we know you. The country is being discredited and we feel we should meet with men of good will to right the wrongs,’’ Akande said.

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