- Years after leaving office, Nigeria's former vice president Namadi Sambo has returned to the Aso Rock, this time as a guest
- Sambo met with President Buhari in a closed-door session at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, December 22
- Though details of the meeting are not known yet, the unusual visit by the former vice president may stir up fresh political speculations ahead of 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria's former vice president, Namadi Sambo, met behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, December 22.
This was disclosed via a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, President Buhari's personal assistant on new media.
Sambo, a Kaduna born politician, was Nigeria's vice president from 2010 to 2015, under the Goodluck Jonathan presidency.
Though details of the meeting have not been disclosed at the time of this report, Legit.ng notes that Sambo's visit comes at a time speculations are widespread over which geopolitical zone or politician will succeed President Buhari in 2023.
Some of the reactions to the presidential aide's tweet also indicate that many want to know if the meeting has any political undertone.
A Twitter user, @Princess_beau11, said:
"To discuss what exactly? Hope Sambo doesn’t want to defect to APC? Everyone should stay where they are so that karma can do it’s work effectively without any confusion and misidentification."
Another Twitter user, @fatymerbintou, asked to know if the former vice president was at the Presidential Villa to discuss the security situation in the country.
"Is it to discuss the security situation in the country or to officially invite PMB to his children’s wedding Fatiha!?"
Meanwhile, for the umpteenth time, President Buhari has disclosed that he will hand over power to the next administration on May 29, 2023, contrary to the speculations that he plans to remain in power longer than stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.
He made the disclosure on Friday, December 18, when he addressed the rescued Kankara schoolboys and representatives of their parents in the banquet hall at the Katsina state government house.
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