Journalism of Courage

A warm embrace: Obasanjo meets Buhari in Addis Ababa

President Muhammadu Buhari and former  President Olusegun Obasanjo, five days after the latter wrote a strong worded statement, asking the former not to seek re-election in 2019, have finally met face to face.

Both leaders met Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at  the opening session of the 30th African Union Summit.

They both shook hands and talked for about two minutes.

Their brief contact became a sensation inside the Nelson Mandela Hall as photojournalists made frantic efforts to capture the moment.

A former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, later joined Buhari and Obasanjo for a photograph.

Obasanjo had advised Buhari  to consider a deserved rest at his age after his first term.

Obasanjo also accused the current administration’s sacrificing national interest  on the altar of nepotism.
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