The former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff on Thursday held a closed door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Our correspodent gathered that Sheriff arrived at the penthouse residence of Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta in the company of some of his aides at about 9 am and went straight into the meeting.
After emerging from the meeting, Sheriff spoke with newsmen, describing his visit to Obasanjo as private.
Speaking on whether his discussion with Obasanjo at the meeting is in connection with the 2023 election, he said “I didn’t say that, it is a private visit”
The former Borno governor advised on the need for young politicians to tap from the experience and knowledge of Obasanjo
He described Obasanjo as the “Chairman and Chief Executive of Nigeria” whose wealth of knowledge in public administration politicians would continue to enjoy.
He 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 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 about his views on the 2023 elections, Sheriff said, “Your view is my view, what is your view? What is my view? I want my party to win”.