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The President-elect, Muhammadu
Buhari, and former President
Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday
held a secret meeting in Lagos.
Our correspondent learnt that the
meeting which held at the
Presidential wing of the Murtala
Muhammed Airport, lasted for
almost an hour.
The meeting, it was learnt, was the
first meeting the two would have
since Buhari was declared winner
of the presidential election on April
It was learnt that Buhari and other
All Progressives Congress leaders
had come to Lagos for a thank you
visit and to campaign for the party’s
governorship candidate, Mr.
Akinwunmi Ambode, but had a
meeting with Obasanjo before
setting out to campaign in the Orile
area of the state.
A member of the President-elect’s
entourage said, “Gen. Buhari and
former President Obasanjo were in
the inner lounge of the
presidential wing of the airport
where they held a secret meeting
for almost an hour.
“The National Chairman of the
party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun,
Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Senator
Chris Ngige and many of us were
made to stay at the main lounge
throughout the meeting. We do not
really know what was discussed but
it must have been very sensitive.”
Meanwhile, the Northern Christian
Leaders Eagle Eyes Forum, has said
the group was not surprised that
Buhari won the poll.
The group had before the election
endorsed Buhari to the
consternation of the Christian
Association of Nigeria led by Pastor
The CAN condemned and distanced
itself from the endorsement.
Addressing journalists in Kaduna on
Tuesday, Chairman of the Forum,
Pastor Aminchi Habu, also said
under Buhari, Nigeria would take
its rightful position among the
comity of nations.
Saying that they have confidence
that the president-elect would
steer the ship of the nation to
greatness, the cleric noted that he
and his other colleagues, believed
that the Katsina-born-general
deserved his electoral victory
because he worked for it.
The chairman, specifically hailed
the National Leader of the APC, Bola
Tinubu, former Vice President Atiku
Abubakar, Senator Bukola Saraki,
governors Rotimi Amaechi, Rabiu
Musa Kwankwaso, Magatakarda
Wamako and Ahmed Abdulfatai for
working round the clock to ensure
that Buhari won the election.
“These men are not only
quintessential politicians but also
political strategists in their own
rights and so deserve special
commendation as they worked
tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria
change for good,” he said.