What Buhari, Obasanjo Discussed In Closed Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed door with former President Olusegun Obasanjo inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which was held inside the President’s office, lasted about an hour.

Obasanjo, who was driven into the forecourt of the President’s office in a black Sports Utility vehicle, cracked jokes with journalists on his photographs with the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, which went viral on the Internet recently before entering the President’s office.

At the end of the meeting, the former President told State House correspondents that he used the opportunity of the meeting to share his experiences on some of his recent international engagements with Buhari.

“You know that not too long ago, I was out there. I have come to share some of my experiences with him (Buhari),” he said.

When asked to disclose some of the experiences he shared with the President, Obasanjo said, “Ha! Ha! If I say I shared experiences with my wife, you will ask me wetin I talk with my wife?”

The former President also feigned ignorance of the recent claim by the National Assembly that he signed budget before getting the details.

“Eh-en? I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again,” he advised.

When asked to comment on the 2016 Appropriation Bill, Obasanjo said he could not do so until he would have read the document and known what it contained.

On Buhari’s delay in signing the budget, he said, “The constitution allows you (the President) to continue with the budget provided you did not go beyond the previous year. That can be done up to the middle of the year,” he said.

When Obasanjo was asked to comment on Buhari’s anti-corruption war, he simply said, “Eh-en?”

When also asked for his view on the ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the former President said, “Eh-en? What is wrong with him?” as he walked towards his waiting car.

Credit: Punch

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