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Buhari, Obasanjo Hold Secret Meeting Over Saraki in New York

Valentine Chinyem



President Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday morning held a secret meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in New York.
It is believed that the meeting was held in a bid to calm the tension going on in the All Progressive Congress (APC) over the ordeal of Senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki.

The meeting was held behind closed door at the Millennium Plaza Hotel in New York lasted for about 45 minutes.

Sources who were part of the meeting at its early minutes before being excused disclosed that the former president had called the protocol officers of President Buhari to schedule the talks in order to plead for a soft landing for Saraki.

However, former Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was sighted at the door of the room where the meeting took place, and all efforts to speak with him proved futile as he was busy struggling with security men who repeatedly stopped him from gaining entry.

However, the source confirmed that a former member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Abike Dabiri, has been pencilled down as the next Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations as a result of the wealth of experience she garnered in foreign affairs and diplomatic issues when she was the chairperson, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.

All efforts by newsmen to speak with Obasanjo on his way to his hotel after the meeting met a brick wall as his security men prevented any interview from taking place.

The former president simply said to his security men that in Yoruba: “E fi won s’ile”, meaning “leave them alone”.