In Pictures: Jonathan in charm offensive to Kano, South West

Trying his hands on the talking drum in Oyo

Jonathan tries his hands on the talking drum presented to him by the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

In one day, President Goodluck Jonathan, hopped from one major Nigerian city to the other, certainly in search of political support.

All the cities he visited today lie in the opposition APC stronghold: Kano, Oyo in Oyo state, Ile-Ife in the State of Osun and Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital

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In all the visits, President Jonathan discussed with the traditional rulers. As political observers said, this is surely a charm offensive by Jonathan, ahead of his formal declaration to contest a second term as Nigeria’s President.

All the photographs here were by Philip Ojisua of the State House.

Jonathan with Emir of Kano
Jonathan with Emir of Kano
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi welcomes Jonathan to the  palace of the Emir of Kano
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi welcomes Jonathan to the palace of the Emir of Kano
Oba Akiolu welcomes Jonathan to Lagos
Oba Akiolu welcomes Jonathan to Lagos
Jonathan in a tete-a-tete with Oba Akiolu
Jonathan in a tete-a-tete with Oba Akiolu
Jonathan tries his hands on the talking drum presented to him by the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
Jonathan tries his hands on the talking drum presented to him by the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
Jonathan with the Ooni of Ife
Jonathan with the Ooni of Ife