- Senators have reacted to the crucial meeting that held among three former leaders of Nigeria in Minna
- The meeting which held in secret, was between Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd)
-Some senators and credible sources at the APC secretariat said the meeting was not unexpected
Senators have reacted to the Minna meeting of the three former Nigerian leaders Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Some senators and credible sources at the APC secretariat who spoke with Daily Trust on Tuesday, May 2, said the meeting was not unexpected.
NAIJ.com gathered that one of the senators, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was no way Obasanjo, Babangida and Abdulsalami would sit in isolation for over two hours and just exchange pleasantries.
Another senator said IBB and Abdulsalami do not have the “moral grounds” to say anything in respect of Buhari’s style of leadership.
“IBB recently said they are the military wing of the PDP and he did not support Buhari’s presidency ab initio. Abdulsalami on the other hand is sitting on the fence, he is neither here nor there and cannot therefore say Buhari should handover and go anywhere because he is sick,” he said.
He added that it was Obasanjo that has the political clout to comment on the APC led government.
“We’re yet to have details but every Nigerian knows that we have a serious issue at hand as far as governance is concerned. I heard that Obasanjo, IBB and Abdulsalam would go to the Villa soon; I don’t know when but they would definitely meet with Buhari and his handlers.”
“And you should be rest assured that whatever they discuss with the president will come to the fore,” another senator added.
A source at the APC secretariat said though Akande was the sole signatory of his Tuesday’s statement in Lagos, he actually spoke the minds of many interests within the ruling APC. “Chief Akande was not the sole architect of that memo, he spoke the mind of key chieftains who felt detached from the Presidency at a time when the president is sick and needed the firm support of those who worked for his emergence in 2015,” he said.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), met behind closed doors in Minna, the capital of Niger state.
The meeting took place on Monday, April 1. According to Leadership, the meeting which lasted for over two hours was held at the hilltop home of former military president, IBB.
It was learnt that visitors who usually besiege Babangida’s house were streamlined, with some of them stopped from entering the house ahead of the arrival of former President Obasanjo.
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