President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is today paying a visit to the former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegu Obasanjo in his Abeokuta residence. This is coming barely 48hours after the former president made a surprise appearance at the wedding of Jonathan’s foster daughter, Inebharapu, which took place at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The have not been seen together in public events lately, especially since the presentation of the Obasanjo’s book, My Watch, which severely criticized the president among others.
The former President had last Monday said Nigeria was facing economic problems due to the failure of the present administration to plan for a rainy day. He told eminent women leaders from the South-West, who visited him at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, that the nation’s reserves which as of 2007 stood at $67bn had been depleted by the Federal Government.
It was also gathered that the visits would also be used as an opportunity for Jonathan to campaign in the ancient city of the former president, who is no longer actively participating in the PDP’s activities lately.
A top government official told our newsmen that Jonathan had been scheduled to visit the former president, but however said that he doesn’t have the details of whether the meeting would be hold before the campaign rally or afterward.
He however said he did not have the details of whether the meeting would hold before the rally or after. “I don’t have the details, but I can inform you authoritatively that the two of them are scheduled to meet tomorrow,” he said. Jonathan may use the opportunity of the meeting to appeal to Obasanjo to have a rethink on his (Jonathan’s) bid for re-election in February.