Jonathan, Abdulsalami And Mbeki Meet In Abuja
The Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, a former South African President, Thabo Mbeki and a former Nigerian Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar were seen on Sunday afternoon at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
All three men met behind closed door right inside the president’s official resident at Aso Rock.
Ordinarily, one may have passed it for a friendly visit, but considering that two former leaders and a serving president are involved, then one’s curiosity is understandable especially being an election year.
None of them spoke with reporters at the end of the meeting, but it may not be unconnected with the second term bid of President Jonathan.
There were also indications that the need for a peaceful and credible election was discussed.
Nigeria’s General elections will hold on March 28 and April 11.
The President has been meeting with former leaders canvassing their support for his return ambition.
Few weeks ago, President Jonathan met a former Nigerian Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, who commended the President for his efforts in running the affairs of Nigeria.
On Saturday, traditional Rulers in Osun State declared their support for the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The endorsement was given as the President visited the palaces of the Ooni of Ife ,Oba Okunade Sijuade Olubuse 11 in Ile -Ife, and the Owa Obokun Of Ijesa land, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran in Osun State for royal blessings.
Traditional rulers from across Osun State, the leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) from within and outside Osun State, Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko; Senator Iyiola Omisore, former Governors of Ogun and Anambra State, serving and past ministers and the National Chairman of the PDP were all present at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, HRM, Oba Sijuade Okunade, Olubuse 11.