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We Need Obasanjo To Elect BoT Chairman— PDP

We Need Obasanjo To Elect BoT Chairman— PDP

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has said it needs the assistance of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the selection of his sucessor as the chairman of the board.

The Secretary of the PDP BoT, Senator Walid Jubrin, said this in his message at a grand reception organised for Obasanjo by the South-West zone of the party, following his resignation in 2012 as the chairman “on personal reasons.

He said, “Obasanjo is a true Nigerian; he is an international person. He is someone every Nigerian should love. I must say that the people of the state, and indeed Nigeria, must be very grateful to this illustrious son of Nigeria.

“Obasanjo is for all; he is for all Nigerians. And that is why we’re here from the West; from the East; from the North and from the South. We’ve all gathered here in this historic town of Abeokuta to celebrate with our Baba.

“He’s our leader; we shall continue to follow him. We’re for Baba; we shall continue to deal with Baba. We’re with Baba and we’ll continue to be with Baba. On behalf of the BoT of our party, I want to congratulate Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

“This Baba left the BoT and up till today, we have no chairman. We need Baba on how to get the new chairman.”

President Goodluck Jonathan, who was represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, lauded Obasanjo for his leadership roles in the country.

Governors who took turns to laud Obasanjo included Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State; Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State.

Jonathan and Obasanjo have disagreed on the choice of the new chairman of the board. While Jonathan rooted for a former BoT Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, Obasanjo reportedly backed a former chairman of the party, Ahmadu Alli.

Consequently, the last meeting of BoT members at the Presidential Villa on January failed to produce Obasanjo’s successor.

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