Jonathan Mum After Private Meeting With Buhari

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By Williams Anuku Abuja

 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan paid a surprise visit to the Presidential Villa, on Thursday, where he met President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.

The meeting which started exactly 2:58pm lasted just ten minutes.

The Ex-President however failed to disclose his purpose of visiting the incumbent President, when State House Correspondents demanded to know.

Jonathan simply walked straight to his black Mercedes Benz car which was waiting for him at the forecourt of the presidential villa.

The visit marks the first time Jonathan will be visiting Aso rock since the general elections that returned Buhari for a second term.

Under Buhari’s first term, the Ex-President visited the Villa twice for private meetings.

Jonathan recently came under criticisms over comments credited to the former United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron, who claimed in his memoir that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 school girls abducted by Boko Haram from C
Chibok community in Borno State.

Jonathan upon analysing the comments had reacted saying Mr Cameron was against him because he reneged on the Anti-same sex marriage.

Mr Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep at the wheel. When he eventually made a statement, it was to accuse the campaigners of politicising the tragedy. And absolutely crucially, when we offered to help rescue the girls we had located, he refused.

Inspite of falling to defeat from from the All Progressive Congress in 2015, Jonathan and Buhari have maintained close relationship. Though Buhari harps on every opportunity to criticize the immediate past administration under the Peoples Democratic Party of ineptitude and wastefulness when they were in the saddle of governance.

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