The hilltop residence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta played host to top politicians from the two main political parties in the country on Friday.
They include national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; senate president, David Mark; governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan; former governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja; and former governor of Ekiti state.
The visitors held separate closed-door meetings with Obasanjo ahead of the forthcoming 2015 general election.
The first meeting, which commenced at 2pm, held between him and the APC politicians. It lasted for almost two hours.
Another meeting with PDP stalwarts lasted about the same duration.
Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Tinubu said the opposition party decided to visit the former president to consult him on the candidates intending to contest the general election on the platform of APC.
“We need to consult. You know some of his boys are running for presidency in our party and we sought his opinion about them,” he said.
On his part, Mark said he came to “pay homage” to Obasanjo because he is the father of the nation.
“I’m here to pay homage,” mark said.
“We have come to discuss with him and raise some basic issues that affect both the party and the nation at large.
“They were discussions that would move this nation forward. You know his passion for this nation is unquantifiable, so we have really had a good discussion session with him.”