Nigeria2015: Atiku in Ibadan to “consult” Governor Ajimobi

Atiku is consulting with stakeholders before move to APC

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, visited the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, in Ibadan on Thursday to seek the governor’s view on the former’s proposed move to join the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Atiku, who was a presidential aspirant under the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the run-up to the 2011 general elections, recently declared his resolve to consult widely before deciding on the attempt by the APC leadership to woo him to their fold.

He told the governor that he was in the state to continue his nation-wide consultations with stakeholders on his political ambition.

The former number two Nigerian also relived his days as a customs officer in Ibadan, saying that the experience formed part of the high point of his life.

“Any time I’m in Ibadan, I always recall my happiest days as a civil servant of 30 years. I always feel like it is a home-coming anytime I am here. It was from Ibadan here that I was catapulted three or four times on my ranks to become a deputy head of Customs. I have quite a number of memories. I remember it was in Ibadan here when the late Gen. Murtala Mohammed was assassinated. Because I had the same work ethics with Gen. Mohammed, I was always referred to as Murtala Mohammed. So, each time I come to Ibadan, this historic and great city, I always come back with a lot of memories,” he said.

Mr. Abubakar also commended Mr. Ajimobi for the facelift Ibadan had received since the governor came to office.

In his response, Mr. Ajimobi commended the former Vice President for the visit, describing him as a broad-based, patriotic and consummate politician with impeccable character and humble disposition. He prayed that Mr. Atiku’s consultation would result in the consummation of a relationship between the former vice president and the APC.



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  • redeem

    atiku yorubas never vote for a fulani presidents–tinubu is just wasting time with buhari

    • h madaki

      redeem,who are you,to comment on behalf of the yoruba’s.I think you are another Ijaw man disguise. just shut up.

    • yaksy

      Is it not a shame that you guys are still talking of ethnicity today instead of an up.right no matter where he came from?Shame on you

  • h madaki

    Atiku PDP under Jonathan is a spent force.pls just join APC but don’t seek any elective posts.for APC to stand any chance of winning the presidential election, they must field a young dynamics and progressive candidates,like sule lamido,Adam oshomole,Rabiu kwankwaso, Fashola, fayemi,ribadu among others.

    • Tobibs

      Sule what? Lol

  • Baba Jada

    Atiku should join the APC, Most of party delegates that will vote for him in the PDP have left the PDP, so he has no choice but to join, and GEJ will be the appointing new ones. so he cannot remain in the PDP