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Just in: OBJ, Atiku meet in dramatic reconciliation ahead of 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, had the first ever public exchange of greetings with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar during a function on ‘A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation’ at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

This was keenly witnessed by former President of Benin Republic; Boni Yayi who watched the scenario with high sense of excitements at the Gusau Institute.

Though there had been no official statement from both political heavyweights on the development, political watchers say the move may not be unconnected with strategic efforts at building alignments and realignments ahead of 2019 presidential elections.

Obj Atiku R (2)Observers say both former President Obasanjo and former Vice President Abubakar had been on same page in effecting leadership change, but from very opposing directions.

Though it was not immediately revealed that the coming of Beninese President was to effect the reconciliation at the meeting, indications are rife that the move may pave way for fortification of further partnership even though their relations had been soiled many years ago.

Analysts say a political tactician wouldn’t mind reconciling with known ‘enemies’ to drive home his target in record time.

Nigerians are watching after all.


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