By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, held a closed-door meeting with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.
The closed door meeting was the second such parley. Sometime last year, the president was in the state to solicit votes ahead of the March 28 poll in which he is seeking re-election.
Just like Jonathan asked for the support of the monarch towards his second term in office, Sunday Vanguard learnt that the president told the Alaafin to help him so that he could consolidate on his present achievements.
Oba Adeyemi was, however, said to have been non-commital while responding to the demand but said everything must be done to ensure that peace reigned during the election, saying that only in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility can there be genuine development.
Newsmen were not allowed into the ancient palace as heavily armed soldiers condoned off the school’s premises where the helicopter that brought Jonathan landed and the premises. Some top government officials and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by its Chairman, Adamu Muazu, were in the entourage of the president.