A former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, and a former Head of State,Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday met with the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), in Kaduna ahead of the rescheduled March 28 presidential election across the country.
At the closed-door meeting at the Jabi Road office of the Katsina-born former Head of State, in the heart of the city, neither the august visitor nor the APC presidential candidate uttered a word to journalists that besieged the venue after the about one hour meeting, which stated at about 10am..
The guests had met with President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the coming election, in Abuja on Monday.
Abubakar, who is also the Chairman of the Peace Accord signed by the two leading presidential candidates, left for the Kaduna International Airport to catch a flight back to Abuja, after a photo session to signal the end of the meeting at about 11am.
Though, there was no official words as to what transpired during the meeting, a source confided in one of our correspondents in Kaduna that the meeting was not unconnected with the March 28 rescheduled presidential election.
The source said, “This is a closed-door meeting and its doubtful if they will talk to the pressmen. You know they met President Jonathan too. You know, all efforts to turn Nigerians against Gen. Buhari had failed and opinion polls have favoured the old man, even the ones conducted by the government.”