JUST IN: Buhari, Osinbajo meets as President departs for AU meeting


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, held a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo shortly before the former departed for the African Union (AU) meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

The meeting, which held at the president’s office, comes amid preparations for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary scheduled to hold from May 29 to 30,

While there isn’t yet official information on what was discussed during the meeting, TheCable understands that part of the discussions focused on the forthcoming presidential primary.

According to sources, Buhari is expected back in the country on the eve of the APC presidential primary.

Although it isn’t yet clear if Osinbajo — an APC presidential hopeful — spoke with the president on his recent consultations with party delegates and stakeholders across the country, a source said there was a possibility that the matter also formed part of the discussions during the meeting.

Meanwhile, Buhari is yet to reveal who he would prefer as his successor but according to sources, “it’s very unlikely that the VP would have gotten in the race without the backing of his principal.”

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