|Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari|
There’s a bit of suspense following report of the nation’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, inviting top politicians vying for the presidency in 2023 via different platforms in the country, to join her for a Ramadan dinner on Saturday, April 23.
According to SaharaReporters citing content from the invitation card, the presidential aspirants are expected to present their invitation cards at the gate of the venue otherwise they may be turned back.
The report also claims all the invited guests are restricted from attending the dinner with their mobile phones or any electronic device deem of privacy concern, a condition many deem to be suspicious.
“Please, bring this card with you. Phones are not allowed,” stated the invite.
In reaction to the reports, some Nigerians question the motive behind the invitation, as opinion appear to be divided.
Dennis Sunday says, “The woman wants to tell them secret about presidency no man was courageous enough to speak about.
The utmost secrecy part 2.
Tinubu beware of the invitation because it may not be easy to find another you anywhere if you expire in the office.”
Able Marquis wrote,” We pray and hope, let the dinner be their last supper.. let what happened in Ghana that year happen to them all at the end, let Putin put something in Aso Rock.”
Kufre Inyang believes the first Lady may have some jaw dropping secrets to to disclose. He said,” Wonders shall never end in Nigeria. I believe the First Lady is going to brief them about the death of her husband Buhari. And God may use her to safe Nigerians. But be smart and wise when you get there.”
This one from Yemi Folorunsho is a bit hilarious to say the least. “If Sowore attend, we will surely have the record, trust him, though by this time of tomorrow, we might be trending #freesoworeNow,” he wrote in the comments.
Some other comments advice the guests to avoid whatever is presented to them, or at the very least, exercise extreme caution while at the table.
Among the expected guests, are all aspirants from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who have declared interest in the presidency. This of course, include the former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Others from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) include the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; a United States-based medical doctor, Nwachukwu Anakwenze; media entrepreneur and publisher, Dele Momodu; Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; Investment banker and economist, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen; former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and a Pharmacist, Sam Ohuabunwa.
There’s also former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, as well as the only female aspirant in the race, Oliver Tareila Diana.
Source: National Pivot