Saraki: Obasanjo Reportedly Begs Buhari On Senate President’s Request
President Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday held a secret meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in New York in a bid to calm the tension going on in the All Progressive Congress (APC) over the ordeal of the controversial Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The meeting which was held behind closed door at the Millennium Plaza Hotel in New York lasted for about 45 minutes.
Sources who were part of the meeting at its early minutes before being excused said that the former president had called the protocol officers of President Buhari to schedule the talks in order to plead for a soft landing for Saraki.
However, former Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was sighted at the door of the room where the meeting took place, and all efforts to speak with him proved futile as he was busy struggling with security men who repeatedly stopped him from gaining entry.
All efforts by newsmen to speak with Obasanjo on his way to his hotel after the meeting met a brick wall as his security men prevented any interview from taking place.
Obasanjo even had to caution his security men, saying: “E fi won s’ile”, meaning “leave them alone”