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BREAKING: 2019: Obasanjo, Falae in close-door talks


The National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, has arrived Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on a consultation visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Falae, who is a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation under the General Ibrahim Babangida military regime, arrived the home of his host at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) about 12:30 pm.

Present at the parley are former presidential spokesman, Dr Doyin Okupe, a SDP governorship aspirant in Ogun State, Sina Kawonise, and a two-time governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, among others.

The purpose of the visit, which is being held behind closed doors as at press time, was not made public but impeccable sources said it centres on 2019 general elections.

The meeting is taking place amidst high-level political manoeuvres in some parts of the country aimed at stopping the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The parley, New Telegraph learnt, also aims at synergizing and bringing all third force elements under one banner to stop the re-election bid of the incumbent president.

While Falae is leading SDP, Obasanjo is at the vanguard of Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), with more than three million people reportedly registered in the movement.

The meeting is taking place 19 years after both Obasanjo and Falae contested against each other in the nation’s first presidential election of the Fourth Republic.

While the ex-president ran on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former SGF on the ticket of Alliance for Democracy (AD).

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