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Danjuma in closed door meeting with Jonathan

…says ‘I won’t campaign for any candidate


Former minister of Defence, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma, on Wednesday in Abuja, said that he would not campaign for any of the presidential candidates in the coming general election.

General Danjuma, who fielded questions from State House correspondents, after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, said he would not canvass votes for anybody, since he was not a card carrying member of any of the political parties in the country.

Specifically, on whether he would canvass support for President Jonathan’s re-election bid, he said: “I don’t canvass. I am not in any of the political parties. The president is the president of the country.”

He also declined to disclose the issues he discussed with the president in the closed door meeting, saying that it was confidential.

“I came to visit the president and to find out how things are going. I have been abroad. I just came back,” he said when pressed for further information.

General Danjuma is one of the support pillars of the Jonathan administration, having served as chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee in the early days of the administration.

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