Former Deputy Governor and People’s Democratic party Chieftain in Oyo State, Barr. Hazeem Gbolarumi, on Friday received former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Atiku Abubakar who was welcomed at the Ibadan Airport is in the South West to officially commission some projects executed by a House of Representatives Member from Ogun State.
Gbolarumi described Atiku as his favourite political leader, being a former high-ranking officer of the much maligned and impugned Nigerian Customs and Excise.
“I’m so impressed that he has since upgraded himself as an acclaimed international businessman, accomplished politician, respected educationist and benevolent philanthropist.
“Atiku Abubakar believes in Democracy, coupled with the uncommon tenacity to pursue his dreams of leading Nigeria, since 28 years ago, beginning in 1993, when he contested the SDP Primaries against Chief Moshood Abiola, and Alhaji Babagana Kingibe. He has crisscrossed several political parties in the process and was a founding member of both the PDP and the APC, and a major supporter of Major General Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 after he lost the APC primaries to General Buhari. He returned to PDP after the 2015 elections to contest in 2019 against the same Buhari he supported heavily just four years earlier”, he said.