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Buhari, Jonathan in Another Round of Meeting at Aso Rock


President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan were on Tuesday afternoon locked up in a meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting began shortly after Jonathan arrived the Aso Rock Villa at around 2 pm. As he arrived, he headed for the President’s office where he was received by Buhari.

It was another in a series of meetings the duo has been having since Buhari took over power from Jonathan. The duo had met several times since May 29, 2015 taking over of the rein of power by President Buhari.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting, Jonathan said he had come to brief Buhari about his international engagements, the one he has just held and those forthcoming.

The former president will be leading the African Union Election Observer Mission in Zambia in October.

As a former president, he said he had become the property of the country, noting, however, that such also come with its attendant responsibilities.

Jonathan said it was mandatory on him to come and brief the president about his engagements as former presidents also usually came to brief him when he was in office.

On the restive Niger Delta, Jonathan canvassed peace, saying that had always been his position even when he was in office. He said Nigeria is a great country, not because of its oil but because of its population and human resource, wondering why oil should be an issue.

He said countries which have more oil than Nigeria do not face the kind of restiveness Nigeria faces.

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