- Dr. Goodluck Jonathan visited the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock to visit his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari
- Dr. Jonathan arrived at the Nigerian seat of power on Wednesday afternoon, December 30 to confer with the president
- The former president has been a regular visitor to the Villa in recent times due to his commitments as a mediator in several African countries
According to The Punch newspaper, Jonathan arrived at the State House by 3:00 pm and was received by the president, after which the duo went into a closed-door meeting.
Although the details of the meeting remain undisclosed, it is likely connected to his work as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Jonathan has been leading mediation talks even as Mali remains under military rule following the August 2020 coup that ousted President Ibrahim Keita.
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Jonathan, who is also part of the West African Elders Forum, was in The Gambia three weeks ago to curtail election-related crises, as Gambians voted in the country’s December 4, 2021, presidential election.
Jonathan's regular visits to Aso Villa linked to his mediator roles
Recall that President Buhari met with Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, October 6
The purpose of the meeting was, also known at the time as the former president did not brief newsmen attached to the State House.
Ex-President Jonathan's role as ECOWAS special envoy to Mali has made him a regular visitor at the presidential villa in recent times.
2023: Jonathan will return as president, Nigerian pastor releases prophecy
Meanwhile, a senior pastor of the Abuja-based church, The Resurrected Assembly (GROM), Prize F. Aluko, has predicted that Jonathan will return as president in 2023.
Pastor Aluko in his recent prophetic declaration revealed that Jonathan left office in 2015 because God had training for him on some missions to achieve in the future.
GROM's spiritual leader added that now that the former president has been prepared by God, it is time to go for what the Almighty has in mind for him, which is the presidency.
However, the cleric warned that for Jonathan to achieve this, he must defect from the Peoples Democratic Party and join the camp of the All Progressives Congress.