Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu met on Saturday at the private wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.
Tinubu was heading to Ibrahim Babangida University in Lapai, Niger State to receive a honorary doctorate degree, while Atiku was heading to Kaduna for the wedding ceremony of his son, Mustapha Abubakar, in the company of Adamawa governor, Ahmadu Fintiri. The wedding took place at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna, with many PDP heavyweights and former governors in attendance. The younger Abubakar married Afrah Mubarak El-Nafaty.
The two political leaders, who have been friends since 1991 merely exchanged pleasantries, according to a witness of the chance meeting.
“There was nothing more to it”, said the source.
In Lapai, Tinubu and his entourage were received by the Niger State Governor, Sani Bello.
*Updated at 10am Sunday, with details about Atiku son’s wedding