Obasanjo, IBB in secret meeting

Date: 31-07-2010 12:58 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd), met in Abuja on Thursday over the 2011 presidential election.

The meeting, which took place at the Wuse 11 residence of Babangida, was held behind closed doors.

Sources close to the meeting, however, told our correspondent on Friday that Obasanjo asked Babangida to drop his presidential ambition in the interest of the nation and to prevail on some northern governors who on Tuesday voted to support zoning at their meeting held in Kaduna to change their stance.

Although Babangida was said to have been non-committal on Obasanjo’s request that he should drop his presidential ambition, he was said to have told his guest that it would be difficult for him to convince all the states in the north to jettison zoning.

It was also learnt that as a follow up to the meeting, Obasanjo agreed to meet with key northern traditional rulers on the need to prevail on their subjects to forget zoning for now ”in the interest of the nation.”

A source, who did not want to be named because the discussions at the meeting were not meant for public knowledge, said, ”The meeting was held at Wuse 11, and it was between the two former presidents, Obasanjo and IBB (as Babangida is popularly called).

”The aim of the meeting was to ask IBB to drop his presidential ambition as Obasanjo was said to have explained that the ambition was not in the interest of the nation.

”Not only that, the two statesmen, especially Obasanjo, were said to have opined that the resolutions of the northern governors were not in the interest of the nation, and that the two of them must find a remarkable solution to the logjam.”

Our correspondent also learnt that before the meeting, Obasanjo had met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa where the two leaders appraised the impact of the resolutions of the northern governors on the President‘s ambition.

It was at this meeting that the idea of Obasanjo meeting with Babangida was said to have been muted.

Although details of Jonathan’s and Obasanjo’s analyses of the northern governors‘ resolutions when the two met were sketchy at press time, the President was said to have agreed that there was a need for what the source called ”extensive consultation with stakeholders from the north.”

This, it was gathered, might delay until a later date in August Jonathan’s public declaration of his decision to contest for the presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The 19 northern states on Tuesday openly disagreed over the adoption of the zoning formula of the PDP for the 2011 presidential election.

At the meeting of the governors held in Kaduna, 10 states voted for zoning while seven states voted against it.

The states that declared support for zoning were Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Gombe, Jigawa, Niger, Kwara, Borno and Kano. Two of these states, namely Borno and Kano, are being governed by the All Nigerian Peoples Party.

The governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shakarau, had before now campaigned against zoning, just as he is campaigning to be the ANPP presidential candidate.

However, seven of the northern states voted against zoning, stressing that merit was the only way to move the country forward.

The states are Benue, Kogi, Plateau, Kaduna, Adamawa, Taraba and Nasarawa.

Yobe State reportedly abstained from voting, while Bauchi was not represented because of the death of the Emir of Bauchi.

Nevertheless, the position of the Bauchi governor, Alhaji Isa Yuguda, is well known as he has been canvassing for the dumping of zoning openly.


Posted: at 31-07-2010 12:58 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
- slimnazy at 31-07-2010 01:00 PM (11 years ago)
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OK.
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- Mrchuksman at 31-07-2010 02:06 PM (11 years ago)
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The lucky man will carry the [email protected] LUCK JONATHAN IZ THE MAN!!!
Posted: at 31-07-2010 02:06 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- mydicksweet at 31-07-2010 02:59 PM (11 years ago)
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If dem like make dem carry dia head nack wall the Presidency is 4 south south dis time old fools wey no wan still rest
Posted: at 31-07-2010 02:59 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- augustinaonyean at 31-07-2010 03:26 PM (11 years ago)
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Baba, aby u never tayaaaaaaaaaaaa, no waoooooooooooo u don old now just go home eat all ur money and die peaceful death ok.  God luck
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- debuchi at 31-07-2010 03:54 PM (11 years ago)
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Noted, but these is for one party alone, do they mean that it must be PDP that will be ruling 9ja? Huh?
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- ceejay58 at 31-07-2010 11:01 PM (11 years ago)
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No evil weapon fashioned against my Naija by this terrorists shall prosper.
Posted: at 31-07-2010 11:01 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- nice9ija at 1-08-2010 01:29 AM (11 years ago)
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da two baddest of the bad!!!
Posted: at 1-08-2010 01:29 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- shaoyang at 1-08-2010 03:20 AM (11 years ago)
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eliminate this 2, nija problem is over!
Posted: at 1-08-2010 03:20 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Harnon at 1-08-2010 10:52 AM (11 years ago)
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We shall see...
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- Harnon at 1-08-2010 10:53 AM (11 years ago)
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We shall see...
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- Tikka at 1-08-2010 03:44 PM (11 years ago)
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A lot is involved
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- slimnazy at 1-08-2010 03:45 PM (11 years ago)
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I wish them GOODLUCK.
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- negalways2001 at 1-08-2010 05:41 PM (11 years ago)
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The two living legend... make una die... for we youth to reign.
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- princedafe at 2-08-2010 01:37 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Harnon on  1-08-2010 10:53 AM
We shall see...

Abi oo
Posted: at 2-08-2010 01:37 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- naziy at 2-08-2010 09:44 AM (11 years ago)
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Is gonna be a hot race.
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- evilgenius at 2-08-2010 02:05 PM (11 years ago)
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if i have the power, I would have BANNED discussing IBB issues here. what has the " --evilman--" done for nigeria? the more we discuss him the more he thinks he is important.
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- mori at 2-08-2010 03:51 PM (11 years ago)
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when i said the most wicked,criminal,heartless people like obasanjo,ibb,gdluck jornathan,even some emir of northanans that allow them on that sit.nigerian will still be goin blindedly.until we start sharing this presidency state by state,imagine all this wicked fellow holding useless metting,am sorry cuz we re now on civilize world where pple can say their mind n i assurd u criminals none of u will go on that sit again.go to hell with the whole money u pple parked in swiss bank,all ur kids living abroad with each hving foreighn accuont,stealling our money while we re suffering in hungry,children dieing,nigerian most surely be like american one day.obasanjo n co will die like musa yaradua,no history,nothing to remembr with,BARSTARD LEADERS OF NIGERIAN,OCCULT,CRIMINAL PPLE,GOD WILL PUT AN END TO ALL THIS.
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- achala at 2-08-2010 04:28 PM (11 years ago)
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make dey do anything no WAY 4 IBB
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- Majorimwills at 2-08-2010 10:52 PM (11 years ago)
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@porter Wetin concern you?

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