The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have converged on Ogun State ahead of a planned meeting with a former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as part of the party’s ongoing consultation.
The Saturday meeting will hold at the hilltop home of the former president in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Some of the party members expected at the meeting are currently holding a closed door meeting at the Ogun State Government House.
The National Interim Leader of the Party, Bisi Akande, Bola Tinubu, Rochas Okorocha, Nuhu Ribadu, Bukola Saraki, Ahamed Abdulfatah, Halimodu Sherif, Muritala Nyako, Femi Fani Kayode, Rabiu Kwakwanso, are some of the party members that will attend the meeting.
Former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi are also expected to join the group before they will proceed to Mr. Obasanjo’s residence.
The meeting is coming after Mr Obasanjo, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wrote an open letter to the Nigerian president entitled; ‘Before It Is Too Late’, pointing out issues bothering on sensitive areas, some of which are security, politics and economy.
Mixed reactions have trailed the open letter.
President Jonathan’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, said the letter was “self-serving and highly provocative”.
Some critics are of the opinion that Mr Obasanjo lacked the moral backing to write such letter, as the issues he mentioned existed during his tenure as the Nigerian president.
Others say the message and not the messenger should be looked at.
It is not clear if the APC meeting is aimed at wooing him to join the party, as several PDP governors and lawmakers in the House of Representatives have defected to the APC in the last few weeks.