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Buhari, Jonathan meet in private

Messrs Jonathan and Buhari are meeting at the State House behind closed doors Wednesday night.

• October 6, 2021
Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan
A photo of Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Premium Times Nigeria]

President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan, in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The agenda of the meeting was unknown to reporters, while no official statement has been issued on the outcome of the meeting as at time of filing this report.

Mr Jonathan, who is ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic of Mali, however, had been a frequent caller at the State House in the past months.

It is believed that he updates Mr Buhari on efforts by West African leaders to restore stability to the country during the meetings.

Mr Buhari recently came back from New York, where he attended the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with a special request from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to help in restoring socio-political order in troubled West African countries.

Mr Guterres had commended Buhari for his leadership roles in Africa as well as stabilisation of the West African sub-region. 

There have been reports that Mr Jonathan was being courted by the ruling All Progressives Congress to succeed who defeated him in the 2015 general elections.

(NAN)

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