Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday evening paid a secret visit to
President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Punch newspaper reports that the meeting held inside the President’s official residence and
this visit by Jonathan would make it the first time he would be visiting the
Presidential Villa since he left office on May 29th
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity
confirmed Jonathan’s visit and meeting with Buhari to Punch correspondents on
Sunday. He however disclosed that he was not privy to the subject of discussion
at the meeting.
A top Presidency official apparently also talked to the Punch correspondent who
said that the meeting was strictly between Buhari and Jonathan. He said that
the visit was so private that no photographs were taken. According to the
official: “Nobody was with them. I am sure they don’t want the visit to be
an item in the media. That probably explains why the former president visited
at night and went straight to the residence. They met for a few minutes in the
According to reports, president Buhari also hosted ex-president Olusegun
Obasanjo the following day after Jonathan’s visit. However, unlike Jonathan’s
visit, one of the photographers who was with the President was able to capture
the two leaders.