According to THE PUNCH, the PDP party members who were carefully scrutinized before they were selected gathered to renew strategies on how to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and win all the states in the country.

 

This was disclosed by some sources who were present at the meeting.

 

The sources further disclosed that the party members reviewed the ongoing zonal campaigns of the party, which was said to be a precursor for the state-by-state campaign that would follow.

 

It was also gathered that the former president who was worried about the non-compliance of citizens in Atiku’s home state used the opportunity to settle the rift between Atiku and a former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd.)

 

Reports said Obasanjo also reconciled Atiku with his former aide, Dr Umar Ardo.

 

According to the source, “It was a family and an elaborate meeting.  Baba  (Obasanjo) is a fantastic leader. I have never seen such a man who combines energy with intellect and political sagacity.

 

“He spoke at length to everyone, including the Waziri (Atiku) and others that were there.

 

“He had successfully settled the rift between Atiku and Nyako and the disagreements between Atiku and Ardo.  Now, we have Adamawa to take because all the power brokers are behind us.”

 

However, Secondus who was contacted declined to give details.

 

Rather, he said the leadership of the party would always meet to strategise ahead of the election.