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Obasanjo meets Tinubu at Uzodimma inauguration, exits while president reads speech

Obasanjo meets Tinubu at Uzodimma inauguration, exits while president reads speech

President Bola Tinubu and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo were seen together in public on Monday.

The first face-to-face meeting of the duo since Bola Ahmed Tinubu took office on May 29, 2023, was hosted by Governor Hope Uzodimma.

The duo was among the guests who witnessed the second inauguration of the governor in Owerri, Imo State.

The last time both men were seen together publicly was in the buildup to the election when Tinubu visited Obasanjo’s residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to seek his support.

The former president had chosen Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, over Tinubu, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to The Nation, the two knew that they would meet. The organisers knew they would also be on the “top table.” They made a sitting arrangement that put Senate President Godswill Akpabio in between them.

Both wore white. President Bola Tinubu was resplendent in buba, with a red Igbo cap to match; former President Olusegun Obasanjo was decked in agbada, with a blue cap.

Tinubu beamed the hilarious smiles of a city boy as he stretched his right hand to OBJ, as the former president is fondly called. The General, a master of protocol, stretched out his two hands to the President and Commander-in-Chief, also smiling.

In another twist to the tale, OBJ suddenly stood while Tinubu was still reading his speech during the ceremony at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, and took his exit from the event, according to The Nation.

 

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