President Goolduck Jonathan is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to woo all the perceived enemies to his side ahead of the 2015 presidential election.
The President who was in Abeokuta on a condolence visit to his Media Adviser, Reuben Abati, who concluded the burial ceremony of his late mother on Friday, seized the opportunity to hold closed door talks with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He arrived Ogun state capital in company of Senator Folashade Brent and headed straight to Owu residence of the former President where they both held a closed door meeting.
The thrust of the discussion was not immediately known, but feelers say it may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his second term ambition.
Former President Obasanjo is seen to be opposed to the perceived second term bid of President Jonathan.
Prompt News Online, recalled that Obasanjo chose to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day with Governor Sule Lamido in Jigawa on May 29, a day that he was supposed to be President Jonathan’s guest in Abuja.
As part of the lined up fence-mending strategy with key stakeholders in the ruling party, the chairman of the PDP Governors ‘Forum, Governor Godswil Akpabio of Akwa Ibom during the week in Abuja met with the ex-President Obasanjo.
Speaking with newsmen at the residence of SA Media, Abati, President Jonathan confirmed that he met with the former President but sought to downplay it, saying the visit was a homage.
“It is true we saw President Obasanjo in his house because we came here to Abeokuta to commiserate with Abati who buried his mother yesterday.
“And knowing that Abati’s house is at the backyard of Obasanjo’s house, it will not be good if we come and not visit him.
“Even the man himself will not be happy if we don’t visit him. I am like a son to Obasanjo,” he said. Abati was excited by the surprise visit, saying the family would remain grateful to the President for visit, which he said would be cherished for a long time.