Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, and former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday, met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(rtd.), in Kaduna, ahead of the rescheduled March 28 presidential election across the country.
At a closed-door meeting at the Jabi Road office of the Katsina-born former Head of State, in the heart of the city, neither the visitor nor the APC presidential candidate uttered a word to reporters who besieged the venue after the about one hour meeting, which started at about 10 a.m.
The guests had met with President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming election, in Abuja on Monday.
Abubakar, who is also the Chairman of the Peace Accord signed by the two leading presidential candidates, left for the Kaduna International Airport to catch a flight back to Abuja, after a photo session to signal the end of the meeting at about 11a.m. A source confided in one of our correspondents in Kaduna that the meeting was not unconnected with the March 28 rescheduled presidential election.
The source said: “This is a closed-door meeting and it’s doubtful if they will talk to the reporters. You know they met President Jonathan, too. “