APC Chieftain, Alimodu Sheriff, Visits Obasanjo, Describes Former President As Nigeria's CEO

By Damilare Adeleye

Alimodu Sheriff, a former Governor of Borno State and one time National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, had a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The All Progressive Congress stalwart, who arrived at Obasanjo’s Presidential Library at around 9.45am, disclosed to newsmen that his visit was private.

Speaking with journalists after his meeting, Sheriff described Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria.

He said: “This is purely a private visit, you know Baba (Obasanjo) is an elder state man. If Nigeria is a company, Baba Obasanjo is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Nigeria. So, I came for consultation and have a private chat with baba.”

“If Nigeria is a company, baba is the Chairman, I’m the younger one, so from time to time, I must come and greet my father, discuss with him, privately and go back.”

“Asked if his discussion with the former President was on the Nigeria project, the APC chieftain said “I didn’t say that, it is a private visit.”

On his view on the 2023, Sheriff jokingly told the journalists, “Your view is my view, what is your view? What is my view? I want my party (APC) to win” apparently drumming support for the presidential bid of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”