Obasanjo: Ex President avoids sitting with APC members at Abuja meeting

He chose to sit among the participants instead of a front row seat reserved for him among the dignitaries, at  the Congress Hall of Transco...

6 ways Aliko Dangote spends his billions

He chose to sit among the participants instead of a front row seat reserved for him among the dignitaries, at  the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo caused a stir at the on-going African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) Annual Meeting in Abuja.

He chose to sit among the participants instead of a front row seat reserved for him among the dignitaries, at  the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton.

No one knew the reason for Obasanjo’s action and he did not explain to anyone.

Before Obasanjo’s arrival, Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Albert Muchanga, African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Transport were already seated.

He arrived when Benedict Oramah, the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank was delivering his welcome speech.

Earlier, the meeting witnessed the opening ceremony which featured a documentary on the history of Afreximbank’s 25 years of existence.

George Elombi, the Executive Vice President of Afreximbank had also delivered his introductory remarks.

But when Bronwyn Nelson, the Editor-at-Large of CNBC Africa who was moderator of the event, walked up to welcome Obasanjo at the entrance with the aim of ushering him to his seat, the former Nigerian president refused and chose to sit on an empty seat on the right row of the hall.

Everyone was surprised at Obasanjo’s action including the other dignitaries in front of the hall.

After Oramah’s welcome speech, Muchanga and Nelson went to persuade Obasanjo to take his seat.

The former president, however, complied and followed them to his seat.

He shook hands with the dignitaries starting from Mustapha to El-Rufai, Oramah and Adeosun among others before sitting.

Obasanjo therefore became the toast of the Afreximbank Annual Meeting 2018 and 25th anniversary programme, which ends in Abuja on Saturday.

COMMENTS

Name

Education,5,Entertainment,109,Event,1,finance,5,Ghana News,230,health,26,Hot Posts,52,Latest Nigerian News,496,News,17660,Newssplashy Tips,69,politics,23,sports,33,Stories,5,Technology,19,Video,4,World News,40,
ltr
item
NigeriaNews | Latest Nigerian News,Ghana News,News,pulse, and Latest News In Ghana In a Splash: Obasanjo: Ex President avoids sitting with APC members at Abuja meeting
Obasanjo: Ex President avoids sitting with APC members at Abuja meeting
https://static.pulse.ng/img/incoming/crop8486503/0535297405-chorizontal-w1600/dangote-Obj-and-Osinbajo.jpg
NigeriaNews | Latest Nigerian News,Ghana News,News,pulse, and Latest News In Ghana In a Splash
https://www.newssplashy.com/2018/07/obasanjo-ex-president-avoids-sitting.html
https://www.newssplashy.com/
https://www.newssplashy.com/
https://www.newssplashy.com/2018/07/obasanjo-ex-president-avoids-sitting.html
true
2577610654942866673
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy