5 PDP Governors Beg Obasanjo, Seek Ex-President’s Support For Jonathan


Five serving governors of the Peoples Democratic Party met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday, to drum support for the success of the party in the 2015 general elections.

In a Channels TV reports monitored in Abuja, the governors said they were in Abeokuta to consult with the former president on how to address issues confronting the country.

Obasanjo, who said the meeting was fruitful, assured that the current economic and security challenges facing the country is redeemable, stressing however, that the task is not for one man or a group but for all Nigerians.

Criticised President Jonathan of not handling security issues firmly
Criticised President Jonathan of not handling security issues firmly

“It is not a task for one man, it is even not for a group. It is a task that requires that all hands must be on deck, he said, adding that “it is incumbent on all of us to do our best to savage the situations.

The former president said he had made his positions public on what he called the state of the nation, adding that he did so not with the intention of pulling down the PDP led government or castigating the president but out of genuine concern for the country.

He urged the group to consult more with other leaders, assuring that he was satisfied with the discussions that took place at the meeting.

Chairman of the PDP governors forum, Governor Godswill Akpabio, said all Nigerian must be determined to work to redeem the country from its current state.

Governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu, who described Obasanjo as the “oracle of leadership in Nigeria” said the issue of Nigeria is beyond partisanship, urging for unity among the Nigerian leaders.

Governors at the meeting include, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Sule Lamido, Jigawa, Liyel Imoke, Cross Rivers and Isa Yuguda  Bauchi.