Aisha Buhari to host PDP presidential aspirants, others at Aso Rock | Dailytrust

Aisha Buhari to host PDP presidential aspirants, others at Aso Rock

First Lady of the federal republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, will host presidential aspirants across political parties to an Iftar dinner at the Presidential...

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari
Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari

First Lady of the federal republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, will host presidential aspirants across political parties to an Iftar dinner at the Presidential Villa on Saturday.

The information was contained in an invitation letter to the guests sighted in Abuja on Thursday.

Invitees to the dinner are instructed not to come along with their mobile devices, except their invitation cards which would serve as their entry pass.

Daily Trust, however, gathered that the ‘drop phone’ instruction on the invitation will naturally not apply to some of the attendees, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors and ministers that will be attending.

The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the First Lady, Aliyu Abdullah, in a phone interview on Thursday, said it is standard protocol for guests at events in the Villa.

Abdullahi, who confirmed the meeting, said “There is nothing here. This is a standard operational protocol in the Villa when you are having either of the three occupants of the Presidency. If they are coming for an event, this is supposed to be DSS enforced.

“Whether 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.”

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410