On his way out of power, President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday sneaked into Lagos unannounced to hold separate meetings with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.
The president who came in through the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, took off to the venues of the separate meetings in a helicopter. The two meetings were described as “private” and hence were not open to journalists.
After the closed-door meetings with the two clergymen, Jonathan who was accompanied on the trip by a few aides, returned to Abuja immediately.
There were also speculations that the meeting may be connected to a move to broker peace between the president and former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Adeboye and Oyedepo were mentioned to be part of a team that attempted to broker peace between both political leaders before the 2015 general elections.
The two pastors were said to have in January led the President to Obasanjo’s mansion on Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital for a reconciliatory meeting.
It was learnt that the men of God were called to be witnesses of what would transpire between Jonathan and Obasanjo during the meeting after the terms of the outcome of previous discussions between the two were allegedly not implemented by the President.