Why I Visited Obasanjo – Bukola Saraki |The Republican News

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta


The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he called “the main reason” why he visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday.

Saraki had held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday.

Saraki, who came in a black Toyota Land Cruiser in company with some security aides, arrived the OOPL around 5.30pm.

He emerged from the meeting at 7.12pm.

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting was earlier scheduled to hold at 4.00pm but it did not start until 5.30pm when Saraki arrived at the venue.

Emerging from the meeting, Saraki told journalists that he was with Obasanjo to make up for his (Saraki’s) absence at the formal inauguration of the Presidential library held last year.

He said, “You know, I missed the official opening of the library and that is why I have decided to come and see the place and, honestly, it is beautiful.

“We are very proud of what he has done here.”

The embattled Senate President hurriedly entered his vehicle and it zoomed off when journalists asked him questions about the crisis rocking the National Assembly.

Informed sources, however, said that the meeting was not unconnected with the crisis rocking the National Assembly over the plot to impeach him by the All Progressives Congress senators.  (Punch)

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Ex-Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke Pay Visit Nnamdi Kanu

By Ike A. Offor,

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Chief Ikedi Ohakim

The former governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim paid a surprise courtesy visit to IPOB leader, Mazi Nnmadi Kanu in his family home .
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke also paid a courtesy visit to Kanu when the governor was there. Top Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke took the honour to serve kola nuts, as IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hosts Ohakim
Chief Ohakim was seen exchanging pleasantries with Nnamdi Kanu’s family members in a very cordial atmosphere.
Ohakim had also a one on one conversation with his host but the content of their discussion was not made available to the public.
Some questions were raised in some quarters why these Igbo personalities were unable to pay Kanu a visit while he as in prison for almost two years, but many are now trooping in their numbers to pay him a visit. Were these folks afraid that a visit would expose them to danger or persecution? Hopefully, that question will really be addressed someday.