First lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has invited all the 2023 presidential aspirants of the various political parties in Nigeria to Ramadan Iftar dinner. The State House Conference Centre, will sever as the venue of the dinner, and all invitees are asked to leave their phones at homes.
This was seen in a party invitation which surfaced online on Thursday, with other minor details, like time and date which is slated for Saturday, April 23, 2022, by 06:30 pm. The invitees were also asked to come along with their invitation cards, which will serve as entry password.
Vice president, Yemi Osibanjo who is also aspiring for the office of the president in 2023, is also invited to the Ramadan Iftar dinner, including serving ministers, but the directive of no mobile phone doesn’t apply to them. This was confirmed to PunchNG, by Aliyu Abdullahi, who is the spokesperson of the First Lady.
“There is nothing here. This is a standard operational protocol in the Villa when you are having a meeting with either of the three occupants of the Presidency,” Abdullahi said.
“If they are coming for an event, this is supposed to be DSS enforced when the president is having an event or the Vice President is having an event or the first lady is having an event. Because outsiders will come.
That’s the security and standard protocol. That does not apply to the Vice President. How can you expect that to apply to the Vice President or even to ministers?”