BEVERLY HILLS, October 18, (THEWILL) – Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on Wednesday, arrived Minna, Niger State Capital, and headed straight to the hilltop residence of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, where they both had a closed-door meeting.
Jonathan was said to have arrived the Niger state capital at about 10.00am in a GMC bulletproof SUV with registration number ABJ 961ER, The Punch reports.
He was said to have been accompanied by former Senator Nimi Barigha Amange, who had represented Bayelsa East in the National Assembly.
It was said that there were eight other vehicles in the convoy that accompanied the former President to Minna by road.
According to a source close to the IBB residence, the ex-president immediately after arriving the IBB residence entered into a closed-door meeting with the former military president.
“Only former Jonathan and Babangida were in the meeting,” the source said adding that “even former senator Amange waited in another part of the residence”.
It was gathered that the meeting between the duo which started a few minutes after 10.00am did not end until about 12.14pm.
On his way out, Jonathan declined to speak to journalists describing his visit as “private”.
When pressed for comments, he said he had not seen Babangida since he returned from medical vacation and felt it was the right time to do so.
Jonathan commended the press for “doing a nice job, you people are doing well” he said.
Asked to comment on the prevailing political situation in the country, he said: ”we are retired politicians” and drove off in the same car he had come.