In a dramatic move that may jolt many political commentators, President Goodluck Jonathan surprisingly stormed Abeokuta yesterday to pay a surprise visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hill top mansion. A close source who was at the venue explained that the visit was unscheduled as the former president did not inform any of his aides of such an important visit. on arrival, President Jonathan informed Chief Obasanjo that he came to greet him for the yuletide.
The president met Obasanjo playing a local game of ayo olopon wearing a long traditional attire, Jalamia. Although Obasanjo’s body language did not express friendliness, yet he was said to be fatherly in his approach throughout the visit. Shortly after President Jonathan left Hill Top, Obasanjo turned to his waiting guest and started singing a popular church chorus.
All attempts to get the view of the President’s adviser on Media, Dr Reuben Abatiwas unsuccessful as a text message sent to his phone was not replied.
Meanwhile a social commentator and leader of Transparency MonitoringGroup, Femi Aduwo told News of the People that he was not surprised that Jonathan went to Abeokuta to see Baba but however queried why he replied Obasanjo’s letter when he knew he would be visiting him.
It was however gathered that spin doctors from the presidency have swung into action not to give prominence to the story in the media since it was broken by News of the People.