Former Borno State Governor Ali Modu Sheriff has hailed ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying if Nigeria is a company, the Ogun-born elder stateman will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Sheriff made the comment while briefing the press on Thursday after a closed-door meeting with Obasanjo at Obasanjo’s Presidential Library residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He described the ex-Nigerian President as his father, saying it is only customary to pay homage as a son would do politically.
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“Baba is an elder statesman. If Nigeria is a company, Baba is the Chairman/Chief Executive of Nigeria. So, I came for consultations with my dad and to have a private chat,” he said.
“I am the younger one. From time to time, I must come and greet my father, discuss with him privately and go back.
The ex-Borno governor said his mission to Ogun State was ‘private,’ refusing to give further details of the conversation.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he added that his visit to Obasanjo is a routine exercise.
When asked if his consultation with Obasanjo was over the Nigerian project, the ex-Borno governor said, “I didn’t say that.”
His visit may not be unconnected with the present situation in the country towards the 2023 general elections as he expressed the desire of his party to win in the general elections.
Concerning the 2023 general elections, the APC chieftain said it is his desire for the ruling party to maintain its winning streak in the country.
He refused to give further insights on his next move politically, and nor did he advise politicians ahead of next year’s general polls.