Tinubu, Jonathan meet over 2023 presidential election




The presidential flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tuesday night met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja as part of his move to secure support of the stakeholders across the country.

The APC presidential candidate was accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kassim Shetimma and five APC governors.

The brief meeting which was held at the residence of former President Jonathan gave the leaders the opportunity to discuss various national issues and the forthcoming general election.

Details of their meeting were not made public.

Breezing out of the meeting Asiwaju simply said, he was on a courtesy visit to the former President being a former leader and one of the critical stakeholders in the Nigerian project.

He also said he told him of his presidential ambition and to seek the support of his host.

Those on the entourage of Tinubu include his running mate, Shetimma, the director-general of his campaign council and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, Ogun state governor, and Dapo Abiodun, Zamfara State governor. Bello Matawale, Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru and their Kwara State counterpart AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

A source at the meeting said the meeting was part of efforts by the APC standard bearer to get the buying in of all critical stakeholders to his presidential ambition.

According to the source: “Truly, he (Jonathan) is at home with us. He was very receptive to us. You know the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) no longer accorded him that respect. He is more comfortable with us. He was happy that Asiwaju visited him. He is at home with his aspirations.”

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