Jonathan, Buhari in crucial meeting

President Good­luck Jona­than and the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Bu­hari (retd.), were on Fri­day locked in a crucial meeting inside the Presi­dential Villa, Abuja for about 30 minutes.

The meeting tagged, “private” by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, when con­tacted to confirm the devel­opment which took place in the new Banquet Hall in­side the president’s office.

The meeting is the first the two leaders would have since the Independent Na­tional Electoral Commis­sion (INEC) declared Gen. Buhari winner of the March 28 presidential election.

President Jonathan had on Tuesday, called at 5.15 pm, to congratulate Gen. Buhari hours before the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, declared him winner in which President Jona­than lost with 2,571,521.

Buhari was said to be accompanied by the Na­tional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odiegie-Oye­gun.

The chairman of the Na­tional Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elec­tions, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (retd.), was also said to be part of the meeting.

Abubakar, also former Head of State, was said to have arrived at the Presi­dential Villa ahead of Bu­hari.

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