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Exactly 19 years after contesting against each other in Nigeria ’ s first Presidential election of the 4 th Republic, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Chief Olu Falae , will on Tuesday meet at Obasanjo ’ s Abeokuta residence with one agenda: how to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Impeccable sources told one of our correspondents that Falae , who is the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, and Obasanjo would strategise on how to bring all third force elements under one banner.

A source , who is privy to the meeting, said since Buhari had ignored all warnings by Obasanjo and other ex-generals not to seek a second term for the sake of the country, many of such political meetings would be taking place .

The source said , “It is obvious that Buhari has failed in his three years in office . He spent about four months of 2017 in the United Kingdom on health grounds and still wants to run for a second term for selfish reasons .

“ He has failed to improve the lives of Nigerians but continues to give excuses for his own failings. He has also refused to endorse a younger person to succeed him .
“ We have thus decided to set the plan in motion for his ouster through the ballot .

Obasanjo will meet Chief Olu Falae with a view to uniting the third force and repentant politicians from the APC and the PDP are welcome to join. ”
When contacted on the telephone , the Personal Assistant to Chief Olu Falae , Capt. Moshood Raji (retd .) , confirmed the scheduled meeting with Obasanjo .
He , however, said the meeting was a private one and would therefore not disclose it agenda .

Speaking with one of our correspondents on the telephone , Raji said, “ It is true that Chief Falae will be meeting with Baba ( Obasanjo ) but I don’ t know the purpose of the meeting because it is a private meeting. ”

Obasanjo , who is the leader of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement , had also been having talks with the Nigeria Intervention Movement and over 30 political parties.

Sunday PUNCH had exclusively reported that Obasanjo met with a former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso; a former Cross River State governor , Donald Duke, a former Osun State governor , Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and leaders of over 30 other parties.

Others who attended the meeting which took place at the Protea Hotel, Lagos , included a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association , Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN ) , and Dr. Abdujalil Tafawa-Balewa , both chairmen of the NIM.

The former President , who has been critical of Buhari ’ s government, had recently asked the nation’s youths not to reinforce failure by voting for Buhari .

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