There was a mild confusion on Friday at the Shehu Yar’adua Centre, Abuja, the venue of the inauguration of the People’s Democratic Party national convention committee, as former President Olusegun Obasanjo was sighted on the premises.
The former President was at center to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders were also at the same premises to attend their party’s event.
Obasanjo had on February 16, 2015, torn his PDP membership card, saying he was leaving the party for good.
Interestingly, some leaders of the PDP rushed out from the hall to pay homage to the former President when he was sighted at the venue.
Information gathered indicates how one of the administrators of the building had alerted the PDP leaders of the presence of Obasanjo in the building.
As soon as the party leaders were informed about Obasanjo’s presence, they rushed out to greet him.
Among those that were said to have rushed out to pay homage to the leader of the party included its National Chairman in charge of the National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi; the Secretary of the committee, Sen. Ben Obi and a former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu.
The former President greeted them briefly and proceeded to attend the programme he had come for.