Obasanjo/Atiku: Reunion of strange bedfellow

In political parlance, it is usually said that there are no permanent friends or enemies, but permanent interests. This may describe what took place recently when the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar paid a surprise visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta,country home in Ogun State, Nigeria. The two leaders had a bitter running battle for over three years during their second tenure. The animosity between Atiku and Obasanjo became so intense that Atiku was effectively isolated from the Presidency and became a stranger in government. Atiku, at a time, was prevented from attending the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting by his former boss. Atiku`s romance with Obasanjo heightens fear of one-party state plot, with attendance danger in the polity. Is it national interest rather than personal political gains brought the two leaders together again? href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-199794' - http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-199794 -