- Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, paid a visit to former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, at the latter’s Minna hilltop mansion
- After the 2-hour meeting with IBB, the former vice president emerged wearing a long face, and refused to speak with journalists
- Atiku was driven straight to the airport afterwards, where he also refused to wave to his supporters and reportedly shunned them
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, emerged with a long face, after paying a visit to former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, in Minna, Niger state, on Thursday, December 7, Daily Trust reports.
The former vice president who is seeking the presidential ticket after his recent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was received by the deputy governor of Niger state, Ahmad Muhammad Ketso, and ex-governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, after touching down at the airport at 10:45am.
NAIJ.com gathers that Atiku and his entourage were received at the former head of state’s hilltop mansion; however, Aliyu was excused from the meeting.
The former VP reportedly emerged from the meeting 2 hours later wearing a long face, and refused to speak with journalists.
Atiku was then driven straight to the airport, where he also reportedly shunned his supporters and refused to wave, even after they had thronged the airport as early as 8am, to await his arrival.
According to sources, Atiku had made the visit to Minna, to discuss issues concerning the PDP national convention with IBB.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, disclosed his position on the upcoming convention of the PDP, and the defection of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the opposition party.
Babangida made his comments when he was paid a courtesy visit by the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; the chairman of the PDP caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi; and other top party officials, at his Minna hilltop mansion, on Wednesday, December 6.
IBB expressed confidence that the Okowa-led organizing committee would deliver a top-notch convention.
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