Obasanjo Meets Jonathan In Abuja: OBJ Honours GEJ Invitation Over Insecurity In Nigeria
August 27, 2014 – Obasanjo Meets Jonathan In Abuja: Ex-President Honours GEJ Invitation To Discuss Insecurity In Nigeria
Ex-Nigerian President Obasanjo and Jonathan met on Wednesday in Abuja to discuss some issues relating to Nigeria’s security.
The visit came in the wake of Obasanjo’s commendation of the joint efforts by both the Federal and Lagos State governments in checking the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD in the country and also a jab by Obasanjo against Jonathan’s economic policies, which he likened to that of late Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha.
While confirming the meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan with journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, shortly after arriving from Abuja Wednesday afternoon, the former President revealed that his discussion with the President was purely on security matters.
“Yes, I can confirm that I met with Mr. President on his invitation. In fact, he had wanted to come down to Abeokuta, but as a sign of respect to the Office of the President, I had to go. We had discussion on the country’s security issues and that is all,” Obasanjo declared. He did not speak on the specifics.
Obasanjo, who appreciated the invitation of Mr. President said he would continue to make his himself available on national issues in the interest of peace and progress of the country.