Monday, 4 February 2013

Jonathan Begs Obasanjo; Eats Lunch With Him Inside Aso Rock

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday made a dramatic appearance at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after President Goodluck Jonathan begged and succeeded in changing the old man's mind.

From what @gossipersonline gathered, Jonathan initiated the visit as a fence-mending one between himself and Obasanjo as many have already concluded that both leaders are fighting and publicly differ on many issues in the polity, especially the tackling of Boko Haram insurgency.

Obasanjo worshiped with President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience and other top government officials at the Aso Villa Chapel. Sources confirmed to @gossipersonline  that Jonathan invited the former President through one of his loyal boys.

The former President was said to have been accompanied to the Villa by two of his daughters, one of his sons identified simply as Juwon, and a businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola. Obasanjo read the second lesson of the service and led a prayer session.

At the end of the service, he was also said to have visited the Children’s church in company with Jonathan. He also offered prayers for the children.

The former President was said to have thereafter followed the President to his official residence where they had a lunch meeting before he departed the Villa.

Details of what they discussed during the lunch were not officially disclosed but sources said the discussion was about fence-mending. "Jonathan needs the old man's support for 2015 badly," a source said.

Obasanjo’s appearance at the Presidential Villa came hours after reports quoted him in an interview with the pan-African magazine, New African, as saying that Jonathan was mismanaging the security challenges in the country.

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