Unlike the much publicised meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday last week, the president had a day earlier conferred with his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
The meeting held at the State House, Abuja, was kept away from presidency officials and the prowling eyes of journalists; hence no photograph of it was published in both local and foreign media organisations.
Although details of the meeting were kept close to the chest of the two leaders, Nigerian Pilot learnt that Buhari and Jonathan discussed governance issues, especially on the state of the nation.
Reliable source said that the two leaders met behind closed doors at the president’s official residence.
They said that the parley was held about 24 hours before Buhari had a similar meeting with Obasanjo at the same venue on Friday.
Special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina confirmed Buhari’s meeting with Jonathan but declined to give details.
President Buhari’s meeting with Jonathan and Obasanjo came at a time the government is probing allegations of fraud by loyalists of the immediate past president and Obasanjo.
Obasanjo is said to be angry over Buhari’s arrest and trial of his hard-line followers, who include the former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye, and the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and his two sons.
Only a fortnight ago, widow of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Turai, had rushed to Obasanjo at his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Turai’s daughter, who is married to former governor of Kebbi State, is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged fraud linked to her.
The Buhari administration has also detained and quizzed some key officials in Jonathan’s administration and some former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors, a development that made the opposition party to accuse the federal government of witch-hunting its opponents.

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