By Ibrahim Imam – Former President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday met with two of his predecessors in office, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar in Minna, Niger State.
Jonathan who arrived Minna at about 1:25p.m, met separately with the two for military heads of state at their residences over an undisclosed issue.
Wife of the former President, Patience Jonathan, is currently having a running battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Skye Banks Plc following the freezing of her accounts by the anti-graft agency.
Only last week, Mrs. Jonathan sued the EFCC and Skye Bank at the Federal High Court in Lagos, demanding N200million in the fundamental rights enforcement suit.
The former first lady said that four of her frozen accounts with Skye Bank in the name of four companies have a balance of $15, 591,700.
One of her aides, Sammie Somiari, deposed to an affidavit on behalf of the former first lady.
But Mr. Jonathan in a twist after the visit said: “As I visit my elder brothers and predecessors today, I am further committed to building bonds of unity for Nigeria!”
He urged Nigerians to imbibe the ideals of prophet Ibrahim through self-denial and putting Nigeria first in all the we do.
“Let us imbibe Ibrahim’s ideals and put Nigeria first in all we do. I salute the Muslim Ummah this Sallah. Happy Eid-El-Kabir.
“Without self-sacrifice, we will never see the Nigeria of our dreams and will always think ‘what about me’ instead of ‘what about Nigeria’.
“On Eid-El-Kabir, we honor Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. This must teach us that we must all sacrifice for Nigeria’s greatness,” the former President posited.