President Muhmmadu Buhari had a closed-door meeting with President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, and late Sunday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, Whatsup News has gathered.
It is unclear what could have driven the Ghanaian President to Nigeria in such a haste a few hours after delivering his routine COVID-19 update to the Ghanaians masses.
There are speculations that the quick trip is either in connection with the Ghanaian President seeking urgent help from Nigeria for the December 2020 general elections, or to bring to closure the diplomatic splat between the two countries over Ghana’s hounding of Nigerian traders in Ghana.
The meeting between the two leaders was made public at about 11:36 pm on Sunday by Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Twitter handle.
“President @MBuhari receives Ghanaian President H.E. @NAkufoAddo tonight in his official residence at the State House, Abuja,” the tweet said.
Ahmad, who did not elaborate on the purpose of the meeting, however, posted a picture of both presidents walking side-by-side in what appears to be a cordial composure between them.
Earlier, Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) had recently attended an extraordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Ghana, after which he addressed the Nigerian community in Ghana on the retail impasse between the two.
Also, the Nigerian Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, had travelled a few weeks ago to Ghana to hold talks with Ghanaian Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye about the retail situation between the two countries.