Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari became the cynosure of all eyes at the 30th Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union when they met face to face. They both exchanged pleasantries and spoke briefly in low tunes shortly before the opening formalities kicked off.
Obasanjo having first exchanged pleasantries with other African leaders, approached Buhari and shook hands with him.
Both leaders chatted briefly as former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, who is also a delegate at the summit joined them for a group photograph.
The Nelson Mandela Hall where the delegates had gathered for the summit became noisy as participants following developments in Nigeria talked in low tunes.
Obasanjo had stirred up controversies when he released a 13-page statement accusing Buhari of running a nepotic court administration bordering on clannishness at the detriment of national interest.
He did not also mince words in advising Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, saying he also lacks understanding of the economy and foreign affairs. The ex-President had also lampooned Buhari as showing a poor understanding of internal politic , dynamics and engages in passing buck.