President Muhammadu Buhari and a former governor of Borno state, Ali-Modu Sheriff, are currently meeting behind closed doors at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Sheriff, who was ousted as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee chairman, arrived the villa at about 2:40pm, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng notes that this is the first time he will be meeting with the president since he was ousted as caretaker committee chairman of the opposition party.
Sheriff had met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on September 22, 2017.
It was reported that Sheriff, who had interest in joining the ruling party in Abuja, was asked by the leadership of the party, to do so at his ward.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that there was confusion on Thursday, April 26, in Borno when Sheriff was prevented from decamping to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Although some of his allies were welcomed into the ruling party at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, April 26, Sheriff was advised to register at the ward level in Borno.
Those welcomed to the party included: Senator Hope Uzodinma from Imo state and Senator Gbemi Saraki, younger sister of Senate president, Bukola Saraki; Senator Teslim Folarin, Ahmed Gulak, who served as political adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan among many others.
A truce was later reached between Governor Shettima of Borno state and Sheriff; as the former and the state leadership of the APC agreed to allow the ex governor and his allies rejoin the ruling party.
At a meeting of the stakeholders of the party in Borno state on Friday, May 4, Sheriff said he left the Peoples Democratic Party due to the misunderstanding he had when he was national chairman of the party.
The next President of Nigeria. Who will win the 2019 elections? - on Legit.ng TV