Former Governor of Borno State and one time National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff on Thursday, said, ‘if Nigeria were to be a company, Chief Obasanjo would have been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Ali Modu Sheriff said this during a private visit to the former President at his Penthouse residence, located within the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta.
Speaking with journalists during the visit, Sheriff said he was on a private visit to Obasanjo who he described 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.”