Buhari, Jonathan Reportedly In Secret Meeting Over Attacks In Niger Delta, War On Corruption
Amidst strings of attacks on oil facilities by Niger Delta militant group and speculation of the possible arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan, President Muhammadu Buhari and the ex-Nigerian president reportedly met behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday night.
According to SaharaReporters, the meeting, which was held at the private residence of the President held to discuss the Niger Delta crisis took place around 9PM on Thursday.
The president who arrived Nigeria from from Cote D’Ivoire on Wednesday was reported to have abruptly left his hometown Otueke on Thursday, less than 24 hours after returning into the country.
The online platform said President Muhammadu Buhari at the meeting reassured the former president of his highest regards and made it clear to him that there was no plan to arrest him or his wife, Patience over the ongoing corruption clampdown.
The meeting the paper learnt was brokered by former President Olusegun Obasanjo shortly after news broke that me Jonathan had taken refuge in Abidjan fearing that he would be arrested in he returned to Nigeria. Obasanjo who was in Lesotho at the time reportedly intervened on Jonathan’s behalf. Obasanjo too met President Buhari earlier today in the Villa behind closed doors.
No aide joined the two leaders for the closed-door parley.