Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Saturday held separate meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku’s campaign, and Paul Arkwright, British high commissioner, were present when Welby met with the PDP presidential flag bearer in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Welby was a keynote speaker at a conference themed ‘Religious Harmony in Nigeria: Towards the 2019 General Election’.
President Buhari, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also spoke at the conference which was attended by religious and traditional leaders.
Subsequently, Welby visited the presidential villa for a dinner with the president.
President @MBuhari hosts his friend, @JustinWelby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England, to a dinner tonight at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/s5DJ6sSdLJ
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 13, 2018
Let me also express my personal appreciation to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, who in spite of his busy schedule accepted to be the keynote speaker at this important conference. pic.twitter.com/jBCrB0yi9U
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 13, 2018