For the first time since their public fallout, President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo would meet at an event organized for former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Buhari and Obasanjo are both part of a long list of political leaders invited for the launch of the autobiography of former President Jonathan, titled “My Transition Hours” holding on November 20th at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja
Buhari is expected at the event as the special guest of honour while Obasanjo is the occasion’s chairman.
The presidents of Guinea, Togo, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Gambia, Niger, Mali and Ivory Coast are also expected at the occasion.
Former President Dramani Mahama of Ghana; Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military heads of states, are among the expected guests.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and Jonathan’s former vice-president Namadi Sambo, will also grace the occasion.
Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, is the chief book presenter, while Salihu Alfa-Belgore, former chief justice of the federation, will review the book.
A sample of the invitation letter signed by Bashir Yuguda, a former minister, who is chairman of the book presentation committee, said My Transition Hours “gives some insight into the 2015 presidential election and also reflects on some key decisions by the former president while in office.”
Obasanjo and Buhari have fallen-out in recent times, with the former president writing an open letter criticizing Buhari while also going ahead to endorse Atiku against Buhari.