Aisha Buhari invites presidential aspirants of political parties to Ramadan Iftar dinner, bans phones

By Our Correspondent

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari has invited all Presidential aspirants from various political parties to the State House for a Ramadan Iftar dinner. 

According to the invitation letter, the dinner will be held at the State House Conference Centre at 06:30 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022. 

The aspirants were instructed not to come along with their mobile devices, except for their invitation cards which would serve as their entry pass.

The spokesperson of the First Lady, Aliyu Abdullahi, who confirmed the dinner to Punch ,said the directive will not apply to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and and ministers who are expected to be at the dinner.

"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?”

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