The closed door meeting saw both men who where Nigeria’s president and vice between 1999-2007 reconcile after a turbulent relationship in recent years.
Obasanjo and Atiku are known to be public enemies, with the former president swearing on TV never to forgive Atiku.
But in an unexpected turn of event, the former president met with Atiku, religious leaders and other political heads from the west.
Obasanjo also endorsed Atiku to become president of the country in 2019 stating that current President Mohammadu Buhari has been a failure.
”I have forgiven him, he is better than Buhari,” Obasanjo said at the meeting with Atiku.
“You have better outreach nationally and internationally and that can translate to better management of foreign affairs. You are more accessible and less inflexible and more open to all parts of the country in many ways.”
Since the meeting, Nigerians on Twitter have been reacting. Some disgusted by the former President’s sudden u-turn while others praising the move as a good one.
As usual, we’ve gathered all the best tweets from both sides and even more.