Buhari’s Top Aide Meets Jonathan Amid Presidential Rumour, Shares Photo

Buhari’s Top Aide Meets Jonathan Amid Presidential Rumour, Shares Photo

  • The special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu earlier met with former President Goodluck Jonathan
  • Shehu had in a tweet shared on his verified Twitter attached to the photograph said he ran into Jonathan at the Italian National Day in Abuja
  • However, the interest in the photograph with Jonathan soared above any other because of events in the last four weeks that appeared to position the former president as Buhari’s preferred Southern successor

On Thursday, June 2, Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.

The presidential spokesman made this disclosure through a tweet on his verified Twitter account, sharing his picture with the Nigerian leader.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, 2023 election, Former President Jonathan, Garba Shehu
Garba Shehu meets former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Thursday. Photo credit: @GarShehu
Source: Twitter

Shehu had tweeted:

"Meeting Jonathan.

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"I just ran into President Goodluck Jonathan at the Italian National Day event this evening at the Fraser Suites Hotel, Abuja."

See the post below:

Shehu's criticism of Jonathan in the past

Buhari’s spokesman was among those who were very critical of Jonathan in the first term of this government.

Shehu had blamed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for Buhari’s delay in appointing members of his cabinet.

It took the president six months to unveil his cabinet and this attracted widespread criticisms.

But Shehu had said the refusal of Jonathan’s government to cooperate with the transition committee had a negative effect on the current administration.

However, the criticism of Jonathan reduced after the former president started warming up to Buhari.

Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and shared their views on the development.

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Citizen Charles said

"Where is Femi Adeshina your boss ? Have you taken over completely his job or what's going on ?"

Governor F. Ebi Kelvin said

"Indeed GEJ is a man,may God bless u president Good luck,see how all your enemies are smiling to meet u, never fight a man with the divine Grace."

Ezennaya Chukwudi Eluba said

"So you want him to contest so it will be so easy for atiku to win him like buhari."

Raymond Ude wrote

"Of what use is this information to Nigerians? What is wrong with this APC government?"

Mcjames Oluwasegun said

"He is a secret admirer of the former president.. Which they may not declares publicly."

Amanze Amanze said

"Shameless Garba shehu same Jonathan you people was blaming, calling names."

Gwadangwa Chinedu Chukwuma stated

"The difference between the two is that one is formal president whilst the other one is currently the president. E choke you??"

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Chris Onyebuchi said

"Youths get your PVC let's vote to rescue our dear country vote for labour party, mr peter obi can do it more better. Let's recover our economy for the sake of the unborn generation, let's labour together for a better Nigeria cos we have no other place to called our own."

Okezie Collins said

"Saint taking pictures with corrupt man............ otuoke good morning ooooo."

2023: Kalu recommends powerful consensus presidential candidate for Buhari

In another development, the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, has urged President Mohammadu Buhari, to choose the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the consensus presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress.

On Thursday, June 2, Kalu, in a statement insisted it is only cohesion and consensus among the regions that can produce a president for Nigeria, The Punch reports.

He pointed out that the earlier Nigerians and presidential aspirants understand that no amount of money can buy the office of the president of Nigeria the better for everyone.

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Meanwhile, an insider source who spoke with Leadership on Monday, May 23, had said that the former minister of science, technology and innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, could just be Buhari's preferred presidential candidate for the APC.

The source who did not even mention Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's candidacy claimed that the widespread notion that the APC is eyeing a presidential ticket for former President Goodluck Ebele may be wrong.

He said:

“The press may have got the whole speculation about Jonathan wrong."

Source: Legit.ng

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