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2019: Top Presidential Candidates Who Have Visited Obasanjo Recently


With the 2019 general elections coming closer, top presidential candidates have been taking turns to seek supports from statesmen across the country.

Recently, former president Olusegun Obasanjo have been receiving visitors.

Obasanjo ruled the nation for 12 years, first as a military Head of State for four years and eight years as civilian president.

Here are some prominent candidates who have met with the former president:

Atiku Abubakar

The former vice president of Nigeria, who has been at loggerhead with Obasanjo was seen with his former boss recently.

The PDP chieftain had earlier declared his intention of running for the presidential seat at Abuja.

On the 27th of July 2018 during an event by the Gusau Institute on “A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation”, he was seen exchanging pleasantries with Obasanjo which has been interpreted to be an endorsement by the former president of his former vice’s candidacy.

Sule Lamido

The former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on the 7th of August held a two hours closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential Library, in Abeokuta, seeking support for his 2019 presidential ambition.

Bukola Saraki

Following the recent defection of the Senate President Bukola Saraki to PDP, there have been rumour that he will be declaring for the presidency formally soon.

He too has joined in paying the former president visit in Abeokuta. He met with Obasanjo at his presidential library on the 14th of August from 5.27pm to 7.12pm.

Saraki however, refused to disclose the subject of discussion during the closed-door meeting.

Ibrahim Dankwambo

Also, the Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ibrahim Dankwambo on Tuesday met behind closed door with the former president in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Dankwambo, Governor of Gombe State, arrived the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential library complex at exactly 1.10pm with his entourage.


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