A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, had a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Muazu, who was also a former governor of Bauchi state arrived at the vice president’s wing of Aso Rock hours after the vice president accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to the national assembly for the presentation of the 2019 budget.
According to presidential sources, the meeting was “strategic”, and that it is in connection with Muazu’s plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sources also said that he visited the presidential villa to thank the Vice President Osinbajo for attending his daughter’s wedding in Bauchi at the weekend.
When approached by state house correspondents, Muazu refused to disclose details of his meeting with the vice president.
You will recall that Muazu had resigned as chairman of the PDP following the defeat of the PDP in the 2015 general election.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan also accused Muazu of working against him in the last presidential election.
This is documented in the book, ‘Against the Run of Play’, written by Segun Adeniyi, where the former president alleged that Muazu conspired with his opponents. Jonathan was quoted to have said:
“I felt really betrayed by the result from some northern states. Perhaps for ethnic purposes, even security agents colluded with the opposition to come up with spurious results against me.
“What happened was very sad not for me as a person, but for our democracy. Take, for instance, the PDP national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu. I believe he joined in the conspiracy against me. For reasons best known to him, he helped to sabotage the election in favour of the opposition”.
Muazu has however denied the allegation.