The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, made a scheduled visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

The meeting, held behind closed doors at Jonathan’s home, continued the former Tinubu’s nationwide consultation with critical stakeholders.

Tinubu, who was accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shetimma, led a delegation of five APC governors. They include Plateau State governor and director general of its presidential campaign council, Simon Lalong; its Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun; Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale; Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru and Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

While the details of their meeting were not made public, a source in Tinubu’s camp told our correspondent that the visit was an extension of the national APC leader’s consultations with key stakeholders in the polity ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

“His visit to Jonathan shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Tinubu does not hold a grudge against any political leader, whether within the party or in the opposition,” he said.

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The source also noted that the former president was delighted to see them and was open to discussing the APC presidential candidate’s ambition.

Tinubu’s closed-door meeting with Jonathan came on the heels of his earlier visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, where dozens of APC supporters besieged the residence to get a glimpse of both leaders.

The former governor arrived at the presidential library of Olusegun Obasanjo in his helicopter at about 1:09 p.m. and was well received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, former Governor Gbenga Daniel, his predecessor, Segun Osoba, and other Ogun State officials.

While details of their meeting were also sketchy, it was believed to be related to Tinubu’s ambition in the upcoming election.

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