Jonathan schedules tour of Aso Rock for Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has proposed a tour of the presidential villa for President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.

The two leaders met Friday behind closed-doors. It was their second meeting since March 28 elections, won by Mr. Buhari.

Mr. Jonathan will hand over power to Mr. Buhari on May 29.

Speaking after the meeting, President Jonathan told journalists who sought to know what they discussed that a date would be scheduled to take Mr. Buhari on a familiarisation tour of the Aso Rock presidential villa.

“We will take a date when the president will come and I will show him round the state house but today is not for that. Today is to continue with our conversation. We don’t need to worry the President,” he said.

Asked how fruitful their conversion was, the president said “You can see that we are smiling, it was a fruitful one”.

He said the discussions were “in the interest of the country”.

Asked to comment on the meeting, Mr. Buhari said “The president had said it all”.

The meeting is in continuation of ongoing arrangements between the outgoing government and the incoming government for a smooth transition as well as the inauguration.

Mr. Buhari arrived the villa at about 3p.m. Friday.

Two transition committees set up by both the president and Mr. Buhari had also met twice as part of arrangements for a smooth handover of power on May 28.


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  • robbie

    Buhari is just a citizen. He does not have the right to waive the 1999 Constitution
    for himself alone as a special man. He has an option of withdrawing honourably
    or facing criminal prosecution. He knows he does not have the WASC certificate
    he swore on oath he has.

    Military rule is better than letting Mr. Buhari waive the 1999 Constitution all
    by himself and for himself alone. There is nothing called half Constitution.
    Nigeria must continue under full constitutional rule or shift voluntarily to
    full military rule. There’s no no half-way point.

    • Interrogator


      • JustMe

        go and hug a transformer. and all your worries would be over! Shikena!

        • gwangwala

          Any body can hug a transformer this days my brother. ther is no light any where. Let.him cross the highway blind folded.

          • JustMe

            Thanks o. I just specified that he hugs the one in Lagos IPP office. He no go miss the outcome!

      • agbaso

        I can never obey the order of a civilian president who lied on oath over WASC
        to wangle his way into presidential office. The law directs all Nigerians to disobey
        such an illegal president. I will b perfectly justified to even wound him. That’s the law.

        • JustMe

          You don’t have to mate. The remaining 169,999,996 Nigerians will (less you are the four other clowns)

          • Mr Wise

            Thank you or he can climb the national grid

        • JustMe

          Oga make sure you don’t hug just any transformer o! cos power is almost elusive for now. Hug one in Lagos IPP office. You can’t get it wrong. Nonsense

        • Mr Wise

          Agbaso see your life

        • Adeusi

          Mr man what is ur problem wit waec u are emphasis on.if u dnt know what to say u better b quiet.

    • weydem

      • “The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not
      be governed, nor shall any person or group of
      persons take control of the Government of Nigeria
      or any part thereof, except in accordance
      with the provisions of this Constitution…and a
      person shall not be qualified for election
      to the office of President if he has presented a
      forged certificate to the Independent
      National Electoral Commission”.


  • Shimei

    Some kind-heartedness is being displayed here from the old to the new. I beg make una dey talk jare! Nigeria go better.

  • Concerned person

    Freedom of speech is one thing, but downright vituperations, insults and rudeness is demeaning of our collective democracy. It is irresponsible journalism for your website to continue to allow the elected President of Nigeria to be abused by clear insane and crass low-lifes who have the brains of a starfish. Please moderate the comments.

    • Tamuno-Opubo Cookey-Gam

      Freedom of Speech does not come with conditions

      • Mr Wise

        Okay come to Canada or the US and preach hate and see what will happen to you.

        • Tamuno-Opubo Cookey-Gam

          Ku Klux Klan, Westboro, Zionists. All exist here

          • Mr Wise

            We in diaspora should stop instigating hate speach online

          • tundemash

            Define hate speach speech is what u have been told.

        • PeterPaul1

          I live in the States where people preach hate and call our President terrible names every moment without any problem. I believe same goes for Canada. It’s called Freedom of Speech (covered under the 1st Amendment).

          • Mr Wise

            Not hate speach my guy

          • PeterPaul1

            Could you define what you mean by “hate speech”?

  • segun

    good enough….some go still dey beef

    • tundemash

      Can u m0ron tell us who took Dumbo around when he was moving in .

  • niko

    Now that
    Buhari and Osinbajo are poised to be sworn in as President and Vice-President
    of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and inhabit Aso Rock Villa with their wives
    Aisha and Dolapo (Awolowo’s granddaughter) on 29th May 2015 as
    ordained by God, certain matters are very germaine and deserve urgent attention
    and active solution.

    Just like
    Buhari and Osinbajo received the wide
    and popular approval and votes of the
    people of Nigeria because of their transparent honesty, intergrity, spartan
    self-discipline and incorruptibility, the persons that will work with them in
    government for good governance of Nigeria and to deliver dividends of democracy
    to the people of Nigeria for effective implementation of the project CHANGE
    must be likewise honest, disciplined and incorruptible.

    participation of women in the good governance of Nigeria cannot be waived
    away. Therefore women achievers must be
    identified and encouraged to participate in good governance of Nigeria. We
    recall how the emergence of Senator-Elect Sunmonu as Speaker Oyo State House of
    Assembly in 2011 assisted in stabilizing an otherwise fractitious legislature
    since 1999 in Oyo State and ensured peaceful and productive governance of the
    state which gave birth to the 2nd term election of the incumbent governor of the state.

    We now
    recommend in strong terms the emergence of the experienced, dignified,
    transparently honest, loyal, committed, high-ranking and 4th term
    honourable member of the Lagos State House of Assembly Funmilayo Tejuosho for
    Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly for stability of Lagos State
    Government against the combined efforts of the opposition to destabilize Lagos
    state which is the economic capital of
    Nigeria. Similarly we recommend same-character and high-ranking and
    Distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu as
    Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to assist in
    stabilizing the ordained Buhari/Osinbajo Federal Government. Similarly we
    recommend Ezekwesili and Alhassan for Education and Women Affairs respectively.

    For the
    backbone of Nigeria’s economy – Petroleum, we recommend a man of like mind with Buhari
    and Osinbajo to implement the project change in that industry which has been
    bastardized by a woman. He is no less a person than Professor Tam David West
    who has been tried and tested in that industry and raised Nigeria to attain its rightful
    position in the comity of nations.

    recommendation in November 24 2014 that using the pair of Buhari and Osinbajo
    for the election is the only means of taking over from PDP Jonathan and Sambo
    has been achieved. Please use our new recommendations.

    • musa aliyu

      Tam David West, I solidly second! Fashola should be posted to Justice to clear the mess therein!

  • Yusuf

    See Mumu, who took you round? does it mean the villa do not have a security blueprint that u can hand over. The next time u will teach buhari how to wear villa slippers

  • anwari

    Abeg General sir, be careful and very alert during the tour. Eat and drink very well before leaving your house so as to avoid the temptation of asking for something to eat or drink there. As a matter of fact you can go with your own drink. Remember , president jonathan has conceded defeat and congratulated you but there are still many people in that vinicity who are not happy with your victory. The almighty God will surely protect you for us.

  • Akpaka

    Jonathan prefers the soft side of presidency and all its glamour but avoids the hard choices required of that office. He likes to play American albeit in a mediocre colourless way. Buhari has been visiting Aso Rock even when Jonathan was not yet an errand assistant to the disgraced Alamaseiya. The president leaves his job to engage in frivolities. God saved Nigeria and Africa from this daylight dreamer of a leader. I can’t wait for this tasteless ‘Nollywood’ presidency to be over on May 29th.

  • Maria

    Buhari must be careful around this man…. he is a dangerous man. I dont trust that man.

  • musa aliyu

    This dumbo thinks everone is like him. Does he need to familiarise Buhari in a place he will live in the next four years? Imagine such dumbness! He shpould have had a better way to circumvent the press by telling them that they discussed ‘serious national issues’. if asked further he can further deviate to tell them it is about the security of the country!

  • bikky

    While I am still studying the rational behind all what Jonathan is doing or trying to do with President elect,I think GMB must be extraordinary careful about what they do,discussed, eat and where they have all these their meetings because personally I am not comfortable with all these hide and seek games,or what so special in handing over.

    • Remi

      You are very correct. I am not comfortable with all these meetings with Jonathan. The man should be allowed to sit and concentrate on how to get us out of the woods. What is so special about Aso rock that a tour is necessary? Why do you need a tour of a place you will stay for 4 years? Who took Jonathan on a tour before he got to Aso rock? What is it Obasanjo? Sai Baba should not let down his guard because this man will not go to otueke willingly. I believe there is a game Jonathan is playing. Plan C is on. He does not want to hand over to Buhari because they are all afraid that jail might be their next port of call. When anything happens he will now say you can all see i want to hand over but i do not have the person to hand over to.

      • bikky

        Abi o, these people can be up to something. GMB needs self diagnosis of the GEJ un friendship friend(permit me to used that). Laugh

    • True talk

      I share you fares and suspicions. Why all these closed door meetings ?. GMB should be warry.

  • tundemash

    Desperate Dumbo is trying hard to please Buhari. Of what use is this so called tour? Aso Rock has civil service staff running it irrespective of the political head temporarily occupying it .
    Dumbo should just go instead of abusing our sensibility daily with his nuisance value !

    • john jones

      I love you meeeeeeen

  • Abdulraman Musa

    Please Goodluck will hand over to the people’s general May 29th and nothing will ever happen to him. We need to stop all this fear like we speculated would occur after the results of the Presidential elections. We need patriotic Nigerians like Prof Pat Utomi, Abike-Dabiri-Erewa, Edem Duke, Akinwunmi Adesina, Prof. Jerry Gana, Oby Ezekwesili, Barth Nnaji, Raji Fashola, Tam David-West etc to take Nigeria further

    • True talk

      Pls remove Prof Jerry Gana from the names. He is toxic his presence is bad omen. I only hope Jonathan is telling GMB the truth, because when two brothers come out of close door meeting where they have told themselves the truth they don’t smile. This on eggar they came out smiling according to Jonathan ” you can see we are smiling” I am afraid.

    • Progress CT

      Prof what? I beg this is not the season for nightmarish jokes. AGIPs clout has gone at long as GMB is in office.

  • Justin, O.

    Don’t worry GMB. Do whatever your intuition tells you and please follow that tiny voice in your head at this critical time! Later, please remember a family that has been suffering terribly in Nigeria for over three years now and seemed ignored by everyone including those organizing special dinner for you on the 28th of May: Please, for God’s sake, order investigation into the kidnap and disappearance of a good man, Mr. Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Udemba of Anambra state(www.emmanueludemba.wordpress.c…). The wife and children of this kidnapped man deserve to know the truth about what happened to their husband/father and his whereabouts. Please work for justice, truth, goodness and transparency and Nigeria will be good again. Over three years agony of a mother and her eight children is not something trivial. Please help and may God bless and keep you!

  • Progress CT

    Wetin be this? OBJ never took Late YarAdua on any tour!