Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday paid a surprise visit on former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who just returned from a medical treatment in Germany after two months.
Obasanjo was in Minna to visit the recuperating Babangida, while Atiku, who had visited the former military President, was in the town to attend the Presidential declaration of Sam Nda-Isaiah of All Progressives Congress, APC.
Obasanjo, however, met with his estranged Vice, Atiku Abubakar, at Minna International Airport, where the two leaders buried their differences and hugged each other.
Obasanjo, who arrived in a plane with registration number G DOUR, along with Senator Andy Uba, Chief Ayo Fasawe and an unidentified lady at about 4:30pm, was about to be conveyed to IBB’s house when his attention was drawn to the presence of Atiku at the airport.
The former Vice President, who was already, seated awaiting clearance for his flight, had to stop the pilot, alighted and headed straight for the waiting car to ferry Obasanjo out of the airport, where the two leaders hugged each other.
A black BMW car with registration number ABJ 01 RJ, then took Obasanjo to the uphill residence of Babangida in company of Mohammed Babangida, son of the former Military President.
At IBB’s residence, journalists were barred from entering but a source within told our correspondent that Obasanjo only came on a solidarity visit to IBB.
The two leaders met only for about 30 minutes before Obasanjo left for the airport