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16102018 - I worked to reconcile, not endorse, says Bishop Kukah

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Vanguard Newspaper 16 October 2018

16102018 - I worked to reconcile, not endorse, says Bishop

2019: 42 senators not returning, 67 battle 9 to return Ganduje sues publisher as second batch of ‘bribe’ videos surfaces 35 Boko Haram executes another aid worker, says Leah Sharibu’ll live as slave 6 ** VOL. 26: NO. 63659 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 OBASANJO-ATIKU ABUBAKAR: I worked to reconcile, not endorse, says Bishop Kukah •Says his mission to Ota was spiritual, not political •Meeting originally planned for just three persons •Obasanjo invited Oyedepo, Gumi, PDP topshots PDP GOVS BID FAYOSE FAREWELL... From left, Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel; Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, former Anambra State Governor and PDP Presidential Running Mate, Mr. Peter Obi, at a farewell party in honour of Fayose by PDP Governors at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Sunday night. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida Nigeria, best performing economy in Africa – Keyamo 9 Plot afoot to arrest, detain Fayose indefinitely — PDP •They’re jittery, says APC 11 Atiku: PDP moves to appease 11 defeated aspirants 8 FG defends borrowing •Why reserves are falling —Emefiele COLUMNISTS TENIOLA See ODUMAKIN 17 18 MAILAFIA 31 25 Inside By Kenneth Ehigiator, Group News Editor LAGOS — Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, said yesterday he never endorsed presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku, for the Presidency in 2019 elections. Kukah said in a statement that he only facilitated the reconciliation meeting between Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his former vice, Alhaji Atiku Abukakar at the former president’s home in Abeokuta, Ogun State, last Thursday. According to him, the endorsement of Atiku by President Obasanjo was only Continues on Page 5 Faces at the IMF/World Bank group meeting in Bali, 38 Indonesia Mr & Mrs 39

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