Jonathan to introduce Buhari to new home

By Post Nigeria April 24, 2015 17:16

Jonathan to introduce Buhari to new home

The president Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, met on Friday behind closed-doors for the second time since the latter’s defeat at the polls.

The joint transition committees set up by both President Jonathan and Buhari have also met twice as part of arrangements for a smooth handover of power on May 29.

President Jonathan, who spoke to Statehouse correspondents after the meeting, revealed that they simply discussed a date to be scheduled to take Buhari on a familiarisation tour of the Aso Rock presidential villa.

“We will take a date when the President-elect will come and I will show him round the statehouse but today is not for that. Today is to continue with our conversation. We don’t need to worry him,” he said.

Asked how fruitful their conversation was, President Jonathan said “You can see that we are smiling, it was a fruitful one”.

He said the discussions were “in the interest of the country”.

Buhari, when asked for a comment, simply said, “The President had said it all.”

The meeting is in continuation of ongoing arrangements between the outgoing Government and the incoming government for a smooth transition as well as the inauguration.

Buhari arrived the villa at about 3pm on Friday before going in for the meeting with President Jonathan.