Former President Obasanjo, OBJ, paid a surprise visit to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the State house.
OBJ emerged from the meeting and disclosed why he met with President Buhari.
According to OBJ, “I am visiting this time because I have some messages for the president.”
“Liberia and Gambia sent both sent messages to the President. I came to deliver it.
“Also, only yesterday I came back from Seychelles Island where I attended this year’s Annual General meeting of Africa Export Development Bank.
“And there are aspects of the proceedings that I think I should update the President.”
We don’t think OBJ told all he came to do in Aso Villa.
We don’t expect him to do so either.
OBJ is not Nigeria’s special envoy to both Gambia and Liberia.
These governments understand formal communications has to go through Nigerian embassies in their countries.
We strongly believe OBJ’s visit is connected with Buhari’s resolve to investigate Bola Ige’s murder.
Recall the Obasanjo was serially accused of being in know of what happened to Bola Ige.
If their discussions was just trivial as Obasanjo presented it, then State House correspondents would have been allowed in the meeting.
Obasanjo also reacted to the crisis rocking the National Assembly. Obasanjo had stated that NASS was composed of corrupt persons.
According to OBJ, “What has come out confirms what I said in the past, then you can say what I said in the past is what I will say now.”
Nigeria needs to “Get men and women of integrity in the place. Whatever should not pass should not pass,” Obasanjo said.
OBJ also reacted on his recent travels stating that “Travelling is a good education.
“What you will learn about a country by visiting that country for two or three days you won’t learn by reading through books.”