President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo on
Saturday held a closed-doors meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State
The meeting,which was held at Obasanjo’s hilltop residence, commenced
at about 11.52am and lasted for about two hours.
Security was tightened around Obasanjo’s residence ahead of the
Jonathan left Obasanjo’s residence at 1.28pm and headed for the family house of Dr. Rueben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
He went there to pay a condolence visit over the death of Mrs. Taiwo
Abati, the mother of his aide.
Almost immediately after the President’s departure from Obasanjo’s
residence, four governors from the northern part of the country
arrived at the former president’s residence to hold a separate meeting with him.
The governors were Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa),
Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Sule Lamido (Jigawa).
The meeting, which was also held behind closed doors, lasted for about an hour.
Nyako, who addressed journalists after the meeting, described Obasanjo as the most accomplished Nigerian, adding: “And he will remain as such ever.”
“We have come to consult him with him on important matters,” Nyako added.