The Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Bukola Saraki, visited Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta on Monday. This is the second time he will be paying a visit to the former President.
It is to be noted that Senator Bukola also visited the former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida in Minna Niger State on Monday.
Saraki had a close door meeting that lasted up to two hours with the Nigerian former president.
Saraki who also took the opportunity to visit the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) claimed that his purpose of coming to Abeokuta is to visit the library because he missed the Grand Opening. He described the library as a beautiful edifice that all Nigerians should be proud of.
“You know I missed the official opening of the library and that is why I have decided to come and see the place and honestly it is beautiful. We are very proud of what he has done here,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saraki left the library premises at about 7.12pm.
It was the second visit to a former Nigerian leader that Saraki has made in a week, following last Wednesday’s press conference, in which he accused the executive of sending DSS men to blockade the National Assembly.
Last Wednesday, Saraki also visited former military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger State. He did not speak to journalists thereafter, but tweeted that: “Dropped in to pay my respects to General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. Always happy to be with a father and leader.”