Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has revealed why he visited President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
Anyim, was suspended from the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in March 2023 for alleged anti-party activity when he supported the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru.
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation arrived at the Villa in the company of PDP’s former National Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh.
Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting, Senator Anyim said the visit was mainly to encourage and congratulate the president on his inauguration and the successes he has so far achieved.
“It was a great honour to pay courtesy to the President and congratulate him, first and foremost, for his successful inauguration as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and also to encourage and congratulate him for the bold steps he has taken so far.
“We had a whole lot of heart-to-heart discussions, but primarily, it’s to congratulate him,” Anyim said.
Also speaking, Metuh, said; “We came to see the President, to commend him for his very good takeoff; the policies he has brought, his inclusiveness, and most of all to canvass for the idea of participatory governance, participatory democracy.
“We believe that for policies and programmes, there has to be options and alternatives for those programmes, but only when we are together can we achieve success.
“Our nation has bled for over eight years, but we believe that from now onwards, Mr President has shown the way that the country will come together and then we’ll be able to live happily.”