The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and former Governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande are meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.
The meeting is being held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
This comes after the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, issued a 13-page statement, criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance and advising him not to seek re-election in 2019.
In the special press statement titled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” Obasanjo said Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably join the league of the country’s former leaders.
He said Buhari should not toy with the patience of Nigerians but should in a dignified way dismount from the horse (seat of power).
“We all thanked God for President Buhari for coming back reasonably hale and hearty and progressing well in his recovery. But whatever may be the state of President Buhari’s health today, he should neither over-push his luck nor over-tax the patience and tolerance of Nigerians for him, no matter what his self-serving, so-called advisers, who would claim that they love him more than God loves him and that without him, there would be no Nigeria say.
“President Buhari needs a dignified and honourable dismount from the horse. He needs to have time to reflect, refurbish physically and recoup and after appropriate rest, once again, join the stock of Nigerian leaders whose experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the sideline for the good of the country. His place in history is already assured. Without impaired health and strain of age, running the affairs of Nigeria is a 25/7 affair, not 24/7.”