Former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa behind closed-doors.
The two APC chieftains arrived the Presidential Villa at about 4pm and walked straight to the President’s office for the meeting.
Though they declined comments when journalists accosted them, the meeting which held hours after Obasanjo’s statement was released is believed to have been convened to discuss strategies for a poignant and befitting presidential response.
“Journalists, please go back to where you are coming from. I will not talk tpo you. Don’t turn me to a parrot,” Tinubu said.
The meeting lasted for about an hour after which the two APC chieftains sneaked out to escape media ambush.
Obasanjo had in a statement released to the public on Tuesday asked President Buhari to go take a rest after his current tenure and not contest the 2019 Presidential election.
The former President who had just bagged a PhD in Christian Theology from the National Open University of Nigeria, in the statement, described Buhari’s administration as having failed abysmally on all fronts.
He also derided the ruling APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as falling short of the expectations of Nigerians.
Accordingly, he advocated for the formation of an alternative platform to be named Coalition for Nigeria, CN, through which credible presidential candidates would emerge for the 2019 general election.
Several groups and individuals, including governors have been falling over themselves in the last couple of weeks to endorse President Buhari for a second tenure.
Only on Monday, barely 24 hours to the release of the damning statement by Obasanjo, South Esat leaders of the APC stormed the Presidential Village to join the endorsement bandwagon.
According to the South East APC leaders, Buhari’s endorsement would pave way for a President of Igbo extraction in 2023 after the incumbent would have completed his two terms of four years each.
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