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Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013

Obasanjo, Amaechi Meet Over Rivers Crisis

Rotimi Amaechi and Olusegun Obasanjo

LAGOS AGUST 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Former President Olusegun Obasanjo today in Abuja met with Rivers State Governor, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, over the lingering political crisis in the latter’s state.
Amaechi’s meeting with Obasanjo came few hours before governors elected on the platform of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) met with President Goodluck Jonathan.

Pointblanknews.com gathered that Amaechi’s meeting with the former president was a continuation of a meeting, last month, between Obasanjo and five governors from the north.
Governors Rabi’u Musa Kwakwanso (Kano), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako(Adamawa), and Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) had last month met with Obasanjo in his Abeokuta home.
The quintet had followed up the Abeokuta meeting with a secret meeting, two weeks ago, with President Jonathan in Abuja.
Sources close to today’s meeting confirmed that Obasanjo had promised the five governors to meet Amaechi and seek ways to bring peace to Rivers State.
Ironically, Obasanjo was president in 2007 when PDP denied Amaechi the right to fly its flag as the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State.
Sources also told Pointblanknews.com that the PDP governors will at tonight’s meeting, among other demands, seek the removal of their national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
Source: Pointblanknews

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