Leaders of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party rushed to pay homage to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abuja on Friday.
The former President was at Yar’Adua Centre to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders were also at the same premises to attend the inauguration of the party’s national convention.
The convention holds in Port Harcourt on August 17.
Our correspondent gathered that one of the administrators of the building alerted the PDP leaders of the presence of Obasanjo in the building.
The former President was a card-carrying member of the party until about two years ago when he tore his membership card.
It was gathered that as soon as the party leaders were informed about Obasanjo’s presence, the leaders 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 merely greeted briefly and proceeded to attend the programme he came for.
Leaders of the party had been visiting its aggrieved members with the aim of reconciling them with the now factionalised party but they had yet to visit the former President.
The Board of Trustees of the party visited former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja two days ago.
They had earlier visited the home of a former Minister of Finance, Adamu Ciroma.