“Why I Visited President Buhari” — Goodluck Jonathan Reveals After Closed Door Meeting
Posted On 11/10/2016
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has downplayed his visit to President Buhari today, saying that he always pays the President a visit, even at night. Jonathan revealed this while speaking to State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after his meeting with Buhari.
“You asked why I came to see the president today; one key thing is that having been a head of government, a former president, you become a state property,” he said.
“That’s the privilege you have but every privilege has its corresponding responsibility, and once you become a state property, most of your international engagements that have to do with public addresses and some international assignments, they become national assignments; you brief the President.
“Even when I was here, the former presidents used to do that and see me. I have been coming; most times I come in the night; that’s why you don’t see me.
“I came to brief the president about some of my engagements. As you are aware, I will leading the AU elections monitoring team to Zambia, I came to brief the president about some of these external engagements. It is the tradition.”