The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday evening paid a surprise visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at his Aguda House residence, Abuja after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari.
This comes a few hours after Mr. Osinbajo congratulated Mr. Tinubu on his victory.
A source who was at Mr Osinbajo’s residence when Mr Tinubu arrived said, “We were just sitting around when the vice president was informed that Asiwaju has arrived.
“Tinubu was jovial throughout the visit and shared the story of Mr Osinbajo’s contributions not just to him as a person but to his political sojourn.
“He particularly recalled the efforts of the vice president in securing court victories for the defunct ACN especially with the court case in Osun State.”
The source said, “Tinubu narrated how Mr Osinbajo went to the UK at a time of extreme weather to get fingerprint technology that was used to help the court cases.
“Asiwaju said he is surprised that people assume the presidential contest will create a wedge between him and the vice president. He told us that they have come a long way and they are like blood brothers now.
“He said what happened was just democracy in action and there was nothing wrong with it.”
Mr Tinubu was accompanied by Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and some other politicians.
Mr. Tinubu who defeated Mr. Osinbajo, former transport minister Rotimi Amaechi and 11 others at the recently concluded presidential primary of the APC will now challenge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and those of other opposition parties in the 2023 presidential election.