Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Obasanjo, Atiku meet, hug in Minna



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday met with his estranged deputy Atiku Abubakar, at Minna International Airport, Niger State, where the two leaders hugged each other.

It was learnt that Obasanjo was in Minna to visit the recuperating former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, who just returned from a two-month medical treatment in Germany.

Atiku was also in the town to attend the Presidential declaration ceremony of Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

The former President, who arrived in a plane with registration number G DOUR along with Senator Andy Uba, Chief Ayo Fashawe, and an unidentified lady at about 5:30pm, was about to be conveyed to IBB house when his attention was drawn to the presence of Atiku at the airport.

The former Vice President, who was already seated awaiting clearance for his flight had to stop the pilot, alighted and headed straight to the car that was to take Obasanjo out of the airport.

The two leaders hugged each other after some minutes of banter.

A black BMW car with registration number ABJ 01 RJ then took Obasanjo to the uphill residence of the Babangidas in company with IBB’s son, Mohammed.

Journalists were barred from entering the IBB residence but a source within told our correspondent that Obasanjo only came on a solidarity visit to IBB.

The two leaders met only for about 30 minutes before Obasanjo left for the airport.