Nigeria’s former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd), met behind closed-doors with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
The private meeting which lasted for about 15 minutes, was held inside the President Jonathan’s private residence within the early hours of the day.
When the president and the former army chief approached the car of the latter, State House correspondents approached Danjuma for comments on the purpose of the early morning meeting.
Flanked by the President with some presidential aides standing behind him, the former minister described the agenda of the short meeting as confidential.
When reminded that the meeting was coming at a crucial time when the nation was preparing for general elections, Danjuma warned the reporters not to speculate about the purpose of the visit.
He said having just returned to the country from a foreign trip, he needed to see Jonathan and find out developments in the country.
“Don’t speculate. I came to visit the President and find out how things are going. I have been abroad. I just came back,” he said.
When asked whether he was ready to support Jonathan’s re-election, Danjuma said he could not canvass votes for anybody because he does not belong to any political party.
“I don’t canvass (for votes). I am not in any of the political parties. The President is Nigeria’s President,” he simply said.