Former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Saturday night paid a courtesy visit to former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar at his residence in Asokoro, Abuja.

Kwankwaso arrived Atiku’s residence at about 8.30pm and went into a closed door meeting with the former Vice President. The details of their meeting was not made public. The meeting lasted about 45 minutes.

It was however gathered from a source close to the meeting that the visit of Kwankwaso was to pay Sallah homage to Atiku who was not in the country during the Eid El Fitr celebrations.

Mr Abubakar, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, is eyeing his party’s presidential ticket for 2019.

Mr Abubakar decamped from the APC in August 2017, alleging marginalisation and maladministration against the ruling party.

Mr Kwankwaso has not yet decamped from the APC, but he is amongst the current top politicians who are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in the party.

Mr Kwankwaso has been locked in a fierce political confrontation with the current Kano governor, Umar Ganduje. Over the past two years, several attacks and reprisal attacks between the supporters of the two politicians have been reported.

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