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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday for the umpteenth time met former President Goodluck Jonathan behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the agenda of the meeting with Jonathan, which took place at about 3 pm was not made public. However, many watchers believe it is not unconnected to the politics of the West African region as well as 2023 plans.
Recall that Jonathan was appointed last year by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, as a special envoy to lead the sub-regional body’s mediation mission in Mali.
He regularly visits Aso Villa to brief President Buhari on his activities as ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali ever since then.
This is coming less than a few months after both politicians met in Aso Villa.
Jonathan had visited Buhari at the State House in May to brief the President over the new political crisis in Mali.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that Mali’s military-dominated government launched a four-day national forum on returning the country to civilian rule on Monday.
The forum, according to Mali’s transitional President, Colonel Assimi Goita, ‘will make an unflinching assessment of the state of the nation and draw the best lessons from it’.
Meanwhile, pressure has continued to mount on Jonathan to take another shot at the number one office once again in 2023, a move he prefers not to discuss. There has been insinuations that he was recently offered the APC Presidential ticket for the 2023 Presidential elections.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK