A former military administrator of Lagos state, General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) has disclosed that his meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa on Monday, has nothing to do with on-going ceasefire talks between the Islamist sect, Boko Haram and the federal government as insinuated in media reports yesterday.
According to a press statement issued by the media aide to Gen. Buba Marwa, Bello Zubairu, the retired Army General, who is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said in a statement signed by his media aide, Bello Zubairu that he was in the villa to hold private talks with the president and not for any meeting on Boko Haram.
“In view of the insinuations in media reports on Tuesday about the presence of General Marwa in the presidential villa on Monday, when a former governor of Borno state also visited the villa, there is the need to issue this clarification and state categorically that General Marwa only had a private meeting with His Excellency, President Jonathan shortly before the arrival of the former Borno governor.
“That General Marwa was leaving the president’s office almost at the time the former governor was coming in was a mere coincidence. While we may not know the purpose of the former governor’s visit, we are certain Gen. Marwa’s meeting with President Jonathan was a private one that has nothing to do with Boko Haram or the ceasefire agreement.
This clarification was done in response to series of enquiries from the media and prominent Nigerians across the country”, the statement stressed.