Obasanjo Visits IBB, Hugs Atiku As They Meet At Minna Airport

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday visited Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida who just returned from a Germany where he went for medical treatment, after being away for two months.

Obasanjo made the surprise visit to his former political foe and Former Military President Babangida, who is now recuperating from a reported surgical procedure.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was also in Minna, Niger State, after he had remained in town to attend the Presidential declaration of Sam Nda-Isaiah of All Progressives Congress (APC), following his visit to Babangida.

Ibarahim Badamosi Babangida
Ibarahim Badamosi Babangida

In what sends a good signal to younger politicians and speaks well of the two elder statesmen, Obasanjo and Atiku hugged each other when they met at the Minna International Airport despite their differences.

According to reports, Obasanjo was about to be conveyed to Babangida’s house after arriving at the airport in the company of Senator Andy Uba and Chief Ayo Fasawe, his attention was drawn to the presence of Atiku at the airport.

Atiku on the other hand was said to be ready to take off when he noticed the Former President was around. He was said to have stopped his pilot from taking off, as he alighted and walked to meet Obasanjo by his car.

Obasanjo was thereafter rode with Mohammed Babangida, to the uphill residence of IBB, where the former President spent about 30 minutes. Sources told Vanguard the visit was a solidarity visit.


  1. Get well soon, Nigeria Maradona(IBB). Good to see both men in warm embrace after years of so many disagreement. This is really a sign of good things.


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