The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, met behind closed doors with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta.
Both leaders had frank discussion.
Scores of supporters of the APC in state stormed Obasanjo’s residence, dancing and singing praises of the candidate while the meeting lasted.
The meeting, which started at 1.09pm, lasted for three hours and ended without either of the parties speaking with newsmen on the outcome.
Tinubu was believed to have seized the opportunity of the meeting to seek Obasanjo’s support for his presidential ambition.
The former Lagos State Governor was accompanied to Obasanjo’s Penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; a former National Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande; and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, among others.
He was received by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun; and former Governors Segun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel.
Also at the gathering were former deputy governors of the state, Gbenga Kaka and Salimot Badru and other state government functionaries.
While Tinubu emerged from the Penthouse into the hands of the crowd which included newsmen, Obasanjo remained indoor as his guests made their way out after the meeting.
The presidential candidate did not grant press interview as he entered a waiting vehicle which conveyed him to the MKO Abiola Stadium for another programme.
When he was asked to address members of the Artisan Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter at the stadium, Tinubu only prayed for them and left the venue.
A source, who did not want his name because he was not authorised to speak to journalist on the outcome of the meeting, told our correspondent that some selected persons were allowed to join Tinubu and Obasanjo for the second phase of the meeting.
The source said a pre-meeting was held where almost all the personalities that followed him were in attendance.
The second phase of the meeting was said to have had only five persons who joined the two leaders in the inner room.
The source described the meeting as fruitful, saying the two parties agreed that no one should make the meeting a media affair.
The source said, “It was a very truthful and tough discussion from both sides.
“Obasanjo, as usual, was direct and Asiwaju was very straight forward in his report.”