The reason for the meeting was not disclosed, but it won’t be unconnected with the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
According to TheCable, David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi who recently defected to the APC from PDP; Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum; and Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa, were at the meeting.
Jonathan celebrated his 63rd birthday today. He was felicitated by many Nigerians. In his message, President Muhammadu Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant Jonathan a longer life, good health, and more wisdom to keep serving the nation and humanity.
Similarly, the Northern Governors Forum had sent warm felicitations to Jonathan on his birthday.
In a statement, Simon Lalong, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, said the former president has continued to serve the country with zeal and commitment.
He described Jonathan as a true democrat whose “passion for the growth of democracy is reflected not only in his records while in office but also in his current engagements where he has travelled around the world to monitor elections and also engage with stakeholders”.
Lalong also saluted the former president’s patriotism and dedication to the unity, peace, and development of Nigeria as well as offering counsel on various issues.
He asked him to remain focused on his life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to Nigeria.
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