South-West zone of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend, dismissed growing insinuations of feud between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, saying the rumoured misunderstanding between the duo was a mere ruse.
PDP South-West, in a statement by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Waheed Lawal, said: “The alleged feud between Tukur and Obasanjo is a figment of people’s imagination.
“We visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo before the town hall meeting held with the national chairman of the party in Ibadan.
“Obasanjo welcomed us and provided us dinner. It was after this that we plan-ned the zonal meeting. The notification that we gave for the meeting was three days.”
He maintained that the meeting was fixed for Ibadan and not Obasanjo’s residence because some members might not find it convenient.
The party said: “Obasanjo hardly attends meetings of such nature as a result of his tight schedule and international engagements. We used to hold such meetings in his house. But this time, we wanted to bring everybody together so that some would not say that they could not come.
“We can give those who did not attend benefit of the doubt. Perhaps, the notice was too short, perhaps, they had other engagements. It is a continuous process. People that were hitherto not been talking are now coming together to talk.”
As part of the reconciliation efforts, the statement added that after the town hall meeting, the committee would begin senatorial meeting.