Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, who allegedly betrayed ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, during the 2015 general elections, had a private meeting with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Mu’azu, popularly referred to as the “Game Changer”, arrived at the Vice President’s wing of Aso Rock, hours after Osinbajo accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly, for the presentation of the 2019 budget.
A Presidential source described the meeting as “strategic”, saying that, it is in connection with Mu’azu’s immediate plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Another source however, said that he visited the Presidential Villa, to thank the nation’s number two citizen for attending his daughter’s wedding in Bauchi, at the weekend.
Approached by State House Correspondents, Mu’azu refused to disclose details of his meeting with the Vice President.
Media sources recalls, that Mu’azu had resigned as Chairman of the former ruling party, following the defeat of the PDP in the 2015 general elections.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan had, accused Mu’azu of working against him in the last Presidential election.
In the book, ‘Against the Run of Play’, written by Segun Adeniyi, Chairman of THISDAY Editorial Board, Jonathan alleged that Mu’azu conspired with his opponents, the APC, in the 2015 elections.
“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”, Jonathan said.
“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.”
Mu’azu nonetheless, had long denied the allegation.