Buhari, Tinubu, Oshiomhole in secret meeting in Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed door with national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the party’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Aso Rock insiders said the meeting addressed the misgivings within the APC especially the disenchantment among some members over the recent primaries.
Tinubu was the chief architect that brought Buhari to power and it is believed that he still has the joker card in the return of the President to Aso Rock in 2019.
Tinubu who fell apart with the President is being wooed to return to the party wholeheartedly.
Buhari minders have insisted that Tinubu is still needed in the new push to return President Buhari to office especially with the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the flagbearer of the main opposition PDP.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tinubu, who arrived at the State House at about 3.56 p.m, was seen moving into the president’s office.
The President’s meeting with the APC leader and Oshiomhole came less than 24 hours after Buhari hosted aggrieved APC aspirants to a dinner at the State House.
Those at the dinner included the governorship, National and State Assembly aspirants who failed to secure the party’s tickets in the forthcoming 2019 general elections, while Oshiohmole was conspicuously absent.
NAN gathered that the president’s meeting with Tinubu and Oshiohmole might not be unconnected with the issues raised by the aggrieved aspirants during their dinner with the president.
President Buhari had also met behind closed door with Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno.