Obasanjo makes surprise appearance at PDP rally in Ogun

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

…As Ecobank Nigeria MD quits Group***

A former President, Chief  Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday stormed the rally of one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu.

Adebutu currently representing Remo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and his supporters were at the rally held within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ground when the former President arrived in his Toyota jeep,  in a convoy of other cars.

This threw the supporters into a wild jubilation,  as the Obasanjo alighted from the vehicle.

The former President, who is also an in-law, to the aspirant said, “I am just passing by and decided to say hello and wish you well.”

Immediately, he extended his pleasantries,  he jumped into the jeep and left with the convoy of cars to his residence, situated within the premises.

It will be recalled that the former president had said he had quit partisan politics when he established his Coalition for Nigeria Movement,  which later fused into African Democratic Congress.

He, however, said his doors remained open for consultations by all Nigerians who shared his views of a united country.

In the meantime, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of Ecobank Group on Monday announced that Mr. Charles Kie has formally indicated his intention to leave the group and consequently his role as Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Plc.

The group said the process to select a successor will be activated immediately and the successful candidate would be announced before the end of August.

Commenting on the development, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Group, Ade Ayeyemi said: “As Charles prepares to leave the Ecobank Group, I would like to thank him for his immense contributions to the group. He has certainly laid a strong foundation at Ecobank Nigeria and we wish him well in his future endeavour.”

Chairman of Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. John Aboh congratulated Kie for the good work he and his tram have achieved and said he looked forward to the bank sustaining and improving on this.

In his comments, Kie said: “I am proud of what the team and I have achieved together and I thank them for the good work and unwavering commitment to Ecobank I also extend my sincere appreciation to the board. Despite some of the market challenges that we faced over the years, our customers have always been loyal and it is their patronage that makes the future bright.”

The Citizen