President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo (photo: above) met briefly on Sunday, a few days after Obasanjo wrote an open letter warning the President not to re-contest the presidency in 2019. Obasanjo’s letter caused an uproar in Nigeria. It reminded many Nigerians of the situation in 2013 when the same Obasanjo had written an open letter to then President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan later lost the presidential election to Buhari.
The two leaders (Buhari and Obasanjo) met at the opening session of the 30th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On sighting Buhari at the venue, Obasanjo approached the President and shook hands with him.
The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and engaged each other in a short discussion that lasted about two minutes. While the discussion was going on, a former military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), joined them.