President Goodluck Jonathan Speaks: Why I Visited Obasanjo At Home


President Goodluck Jonathan has personally confirmed that he indeed met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday in his residence in Owu, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Jonathan said: “Even the man himself will not be happy if we don’t visit him. I am like a son to Obasanjo.”

He told newsmen that although he was in Abeokuta to pay condolence visit to his Special Adviser, Reuben Abati whose mother was buried on Friday, he could not have come to the Ogun State capital where the former president resides, and not pay him a visit.Coming to Abeokuta and not visiting Obasanjo, he said, would have make some people speculate that there was a problem between them.
He said: “It is true we saw President Obasanjo in his house because we came here to Abeokuta to commiserate with Abati who buried his mother yesterday. And knowing that Abati’s house is at the backyard of Obasanjo’s house, it will not be good if we come and not visit him.” SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>Dressed in a black flowing agbada and a Yoruba cap to match, President Jonathan arrived Obasanjo’s residence around 12 noon in the company of Senator Grace Folashade Bent.

Even as details of the closed door meeting was unknown, it is believed that the discussions centred on 2015 election, the crisis in the PDP and the controversy surrounding the planned conduct of PDP’s mini National Convention.

The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Godswill Akpabio had made moves to reconcile them before Jonathan’s visit, to facilitate the second term ambition of Jonathan.

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