Jonathan in closed-door meeting with Abdusalami, Mbeki

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday met behind closed-doors with a former Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (retd.), and a former South African President, Thabo Mbeki.

The meeting was held inside the President’s official residence inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

None of them spoke with journalists at the end of the parley.

The meeting however was not unconnected with preparations for the forthcoming general elections slated for March 18 and April 11.

It will be recalled that Abubakar is the chairman of the National Peace Committee for 2015 General Elections.

The former military leader had on Saturday met with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, over the elections.

Others who attended the Saturday meeting were the service chiefs including the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh; the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, and leadership of the major political parties.

The meeting also had in attendance the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar III; Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan ; Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah; former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe; Special Adviser to the President on Inter- Party Relations, Senator Ben Obi.

Abubakar might have used the opportunity of the Sunday meeting to brief the President of the outcome of the Saturday meeting.
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