Modu-Sheriff visits Obasanjo, seeks support

Obasanjo and Modu-Sheriff after the meeting

Obasanjo and Modu-Sheriff after the meeting

Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Saturday visited the hilltop residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State to seek his support in the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Though both Obasanjo and Sheriff did not disclose the outcome of their one hour meeting, a source at the residence said Sheriff came to seek Obasanjo’s support for his faction.

The source did not disclose whether he got the elder statesman’s support or not.

Both Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi are locked in a bitter struggle for the control of the former ruling party which was defeated in national elections last year.

Obasanjo had consistently stated that he was done with partisan politics after he publicly tore his membership card of the PDP.

Attempts by various politicians to bring back to politics had been unsuccessful as the former president said he preferred the role of an elder statesman to partisan politics.