President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu and the former APC interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, ended with both leaders not speaking to State House Correspondents.
Both leaders arrived the Presidential Villa at 3:50pm and left the premises via the president’s official residence at 4:50pm.
Although the meeting came barely three hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo penned an open letter to Buhari, Tinubu’s Media Office said the duo’s visit to the villa was scheduled last week.
“President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does with other Nigerians and APC figures, to discuss substantive issues pertaining to the governance of the country and matters concerning the party. This visit was one such meeting. As such, the meeting had nothing to do with the statement of former President Obasanjo. It is totally unconnected. At the time of the meeting, Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were even unaware that president Obasanjo had released his statement.”
Meanwhile the Presidency has kept mute over Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari, wherein he asked him not to run in 2019.