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Nigeria: Jonathan, Obasanjo in closed-door meeting

Northern Governors in Seperate meeting With Obasanjo

Abeokuta –  President Goodluck Jonathan and former president Olusegun Obasanj, on Saturday held a closed-door meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital.

The meeting,which was held at Obasanjo’s hilltop  residence, commenced at about 11.52 a.m. and lasted for about two hours.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security was tightened around Obasanjo’ residence ahead of the president’s arrival.

Jonathan left Obasanjo’s residence at 1.28 p.m. and headed for the family house of Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity.

He went there to pay a condolence visit over the death of Mrs Taiwo Abati, the mother of his aide.

File photo: When the going was good: Obasanjo and President Jonathan, putting heads together at the PDP convention.

File photo: Obasanjo and President Jonathan.

Almost immediately after the president’s departure from Obasonjo’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 are 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 Nigeria adding: “and he will remain as such ever.”

“We have come to consult him with him on important matters,” he added

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