Buhari, Oshiomhole in closed door meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with former Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole in his office at the Presidential Villa.It was learnt that the meetings was their first since Oshiomhole left as governor in November 2016.
Though details of the meeting was not made known but Oshiomhole “only came to thank the President for the support he gave him as a governor, particularly for visiting and commissioning some projects in the state three days before he left office in November last year,” said a source last night.
According to the source, the former Edo governor was also in the Presidential Villa, to wish President Buhari a happy New Year.The source however declined to comment on the speculations that the former Governor was in the Villa in connection with plans by President Buhari to co-opt him into the next cabinet said to be contemplated by the President.
Specifically, there have been rumours suggesting that even before he left office last November, President Buhari had concluded plans to make Oshiomhole, Minister of Petroleum Resources once the arrangements to re-jig his cabinet were finalised.
It was learnt last night that the former Edo governor earned Presidency’s confidence following his contributions which led to the emergence of Buhari as President of Nigeria.