A former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku
Abubakar yesterday shunned journalists and his supporters after meeting
with a former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida in Mina, Niger
Atiku arrived and was met at the Airport
by Niger State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, and a team of PDP
officials, led by the immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Muazu
Babangida Aliyu; the state party chairman, Tanko Beji, among others.
The ex-Vice President then proceeded to greet scores of supporters who had been waiting to welcome him.
He immediately drove straight to IBB’s
uphill mansion and on arrival, he was left alone with the former
military leader, Babangida.
Atiku and Babangida stayed together for one and half hours in his sitting room.
Though none of the two men has disclosed
what was discussed at the meeting, Vanguard reports that Atiku’s
ambition was not well received by Gen. Babangida.
Babangida was said to have advised him to drop his presidential ambition.
The former Vice President came out of
the meeting with a long face shunning anxious journalists who besieged
him immediately, with his security men saying, “Please pave way; he is
not ready to speak with you.”