Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday evening paid a secret visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting was held inside the President’s official residence.That was the first time Jonathan would be visiting the Presidential Villa since he left in the morning of May 29 for the Eagles Square where Buhari took his oath of office and allegiance as his (Jonathan’s) successor.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed Jonathan’s visit and meeting with Buhari to our correspondent on Sunday.Adesina, however, said he was not privy to the subject of discussion at the meeting.A top Presidency official also confided in our correspondent that the meeting was strictly between Buhari and Jonathan.He said the visit was made discreetly to the extent that photographs were not taken.“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 President’s residence,” the official said.The following day, however, Buhari also played host to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.But unlike Jonathan’s visit, one of the photographers attached to the President was able to capture the two leaders.It was not clear at press time whether the two visits were connected.The present administration had been investigating some activities of Jonathan’s administration with government officials, claiming that the past administration was characterised by impunity and large scale corruption.