By Eric Teniola
From last week, this continues the quotation from Dr. Peter Odili’s book titled, “Conscience and History: My Story” narrating what happened during the PDP convention in December 2006.
‘THEN came the D-Day: December 16, 2006-the date of the convention. I was invited for morning prayers with the president at the presidential villa and after the prayers I had a brief chat with the then president in his private study at the residence. He acknowledged my letter of withdrawal from the race and informed me of his intention to get Umaru Yar’Adua – the now expected winner of the upcoming primaries at the convention- to make me his running mate.”
The former governor spoke of the late President Yar’Adua’s readiness to work with him. According to him: “I was persuaded to go and accompany Umaru to the convention venue. I had been informed earlier in the day that the news of my pairing with Umaru was in the air and that ‘some people’…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper