The visit, according to Kalu was to canvass support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The former Governor and his entourage arrived at Babangida’s Uphill residence at 12:08pm in three black Toyota jeeps and two Hillux Vans.

He was ushered into the guest room, where he met his host behind closed door.

In an interview with newsmen after the meeting, which lasted for over two hours, Kalu said he was in Minna to explain to the former leader why Buhari must be supported to finish his second term in office.

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“I am in Minna to campaign for President Buhari because I have seen a lot of PDP people trooping in to visit IBB and I felt we should not be left behind.

“I have come to have a heart-to-heart talk with the former President and convince him why he should allow and support President Buhari to finish his second tenure”, he explained.

On the reaction of IBB over his quest, Kalu said; “his reaction was blue and white, we have discussed and he said he is thinking about it. February 16 is still a long way to go and we will continue talking; however, it is a positive reaction.”

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Kalu, who insisted that President Buhari deserved a second term said the president represents a new hope for the country, adding that his believe in the ability of the president to lead the country out of the wood informed his decision to be in the forefront of the campaign for his re-election.

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“President Buhari is already in half time now, he has played four years and in soccer, you have 90 minutes game, he has played 45 minutes and we are appealing to Nigerians to give him another 45 minutes to play. It would make more sense and would be very nice,” he said.