Jonathan, IBB In Closed-Door Meeting Over PDP Convention
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida on Wednesday held discussions regarding the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention.
The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, took place at the Uphill Residence of Babangida in Minna, the Niger State capital.
Former president Jonathan was accompanied by Senator Nimi Barigha Amange.
They arrived the Niger state capital at about 10.00am in a black bullet proof SUV with eight other vehicles in their convoy.
However, none of the people who accompanied him were allowed into the meeting, as they were all entertained in a room within the Uphill mansion, The Nation reports.
The meeting between the former leaders which began a few minutes after 10.00am lasted for over two hours.
After the meeting, Jonathan declined to speak to journalists saying that there was nothing to talk about as the visit private, “gentlemen please I am on a private visit, thank you.”
"I have not seen General Babangida since he returned from medical vacation and felt it was the right time to do so”.
He further said that they were retired politicians and nobody should be bothered about what they do, “we are retired politicians”, he said before he drove off in his convoy.
The Uphill Residence of former President Babangida has been a beehive of activities in the past few weeks as party bigwigs and Chairmanship Aspirants have been consulting the elder statesman regarding the forthcoming National convention in December.
Former Ogun state Gbenga Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of African Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi, former minister for education during the Babangida regime, Tunde Adeniran were among the early birds.
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