The Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday night, paid a scheduled visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.
The meeting, which was held behind closed doors in Jonathan’s residence, was in continuation of the former Tinubu’s nationwide consultation with critical stakeholders.
Tinubu, who was accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shetimma, led a delegation of five APC governors. They included the Governor of Plateau State and Director-General of his Presidential Campaign Council, Simon Lalong; his Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun; Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawale; Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru and Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Although details of their meeting were not made public, a source in Tinubu’s camp told our correspondent that the visit was an extension of the APC national leader’s consultation with major stakeholders in the polity ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
“His visit to Jonathan shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise. Tinubu holds no grudges with any political leader whether within the party or in the opposition,” he said.
The source also noted that the former president was elated to see them and open to consultation on the APC presidential candidate’s ambition.
Tinubu’s closed-door meeting with Jonathan was coming on the heels of his earlier visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where scores of APC supporters besieged the residence to catch glimpse of both leaders.
The former governor arrived at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in his chopper at about 1:09 pm and was well received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, former Governor Gbenga Daniel, his predecessor, Segun Osoba, and other Ogun State government functionaries.
Although details of their meeting were also sketchy, it was believed to be in connection with the ambition of Tinubu in the coming elections.