Buhari, Ab­dul­salami in closed-door meet­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari yesterday met be­hind closed-doors with for­mer Head of State, re­tired Gen­eral Ab­dusalami Abubakar at the Aso Rock Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja.

The meet­ing, which was de­scribed as strictly pri­vate, took place at the pres­i­dent’s of­fice and lasted 25 min­utes.

The for­mer head of state ar­rived the Pres­i­den­tial Villa at 3.30pm and left at 3.55pm with­out speak­ing to jour­nal­ists.

Ab­dusalami headed the Na­tional Peace Com­mit­tee for the 2015 Gen­eral Elec­tions.

The com­mit­tee had, twice be­fore the 2015 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, been in­stru­men­tal to the peace ac­cord signed by for­mer Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party and Buhari of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

The com­mit­tee had on Au­gust 11 met with Buhari and said it was con­cerned about the process of the anti-cor­rup­tion war of his ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A mem­ber of the com­mit­tee, Bishop of Sokoto Dio­cese Has­san Kukah, had told State House cor­re­spon­dents shortly af­ter that meet­ing that the po­si­tion of the com­mit­tee was that Nige­ria was no longer in a mil­i­tary regime.

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