Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, is currently holding a meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The meeting is part of Tinubu’s ongoing consultation and rapprochement process to actualise his presidential bid.
His chopper landed at 1pm within the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Tinubu was received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, his Deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele and former governors Olusegun Osoba, Gbenga Daniel and other APC bigwigs, who were already on the ground.
The former Lagos State governor immediately went straight into a closed door meeting with Obasanjo at the penthouse residence within the OOPL.
In Tinubu’s entourage are House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Bisi Akande, Nuhu Ribadu among others.
The APC presidential candidate’s supporters had earlier thronged Obasanjo’s residence, turning it into campaign arena of some sort.
Obasanjo and Tinubu were known to be sworn enemies, their adversarial relationship dated back to their days as President and Lagos State Governor respectively.
But in 2013, Tinubu shelved his acrimonious disposition towards Obasanjo and beseeched him to be the APC’s navigator to the 2015 presidential election.
“You have come out of tribulation and held the highest position in this country. We are here because of your courage and salient points. Nobody can say he has more information than you,” Tinubu told Obasanjo in Abeokuta when he led APC bigwigs to meet the former President.
Buhari won that election, defeating incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, in what had turned a major upset in Nigeria’s political history.
No sooner had Buhari won the election than Obasanjo and Tinubu went back to their pre-election mode of mutual animosity.