The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Asiwaju Bola Tinubu only had a ‘chanced’ meeting with former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday.
Asiwaju Tinubu’s Media Office, in a statement signed by Tunde Rahman, said the meeting between the former governor of Lagos State and the former number two man in the country should not be an issue as they are friends and will continue to be friends.
The internet has been agog with the video of the two men embracing, with some reading political meaning into the meeting by the two political heavyweights.
The statement reads “On the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu /Alhaji Atiku Abubakar trending video, it was a chanced meeting at the airport in Abuja.
“Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had arrived first and was in his car about to leave when Asiwaju arrived.
“As he was informed about him, Asiwaju walked up to Atiku’s vehicle to exchange pleasantries with him.
“Those making an issue out of this noble gesture should have a rethink.
“For the life of me, are they saying if two persons know each other and are friends, they must not greet each other as mature persons again because they find themselves in opposing political parties?
“If that’s their thinking, this is a warped idea!”