Villa row is proof of disorderliness, administrative indolence – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), today, reacted to the brawl between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and the family of President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew, Mr. Mamman Daura over rooms in the Presidential Villa describing it as “disgraceful.”

In a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the Presidential Villa had been turned into a house of comedy and quarters for illegal occupants.

The party further said the spat between the First Lady and the Dauras further underlined ingrained corruption, administrative incompetence, policy flip-flops that have bedevilled the present administration.

Besides, it said the quarrel had exposed the government’s poor management of issues.

“The feud further uncovers the impunity, disorderliness and vanity that pervade the Buhari Presidency and how the once serious and productive seat of power has been turned into a house of comedy and an overcrowded quarter for illegal occupants.

“Nigerians can now see why it has become difficult for our nation to witness any stability or progress under the Buhari Presidency and why the Buhari-led federal government has been bedeviled by confusion, infighting, policy flip-flops, statutory violations, promotion of violence, ingrained corruption, and administrative indolence while millions of Nigerians wallow in poverty and neglect.

“Nigerians and the world can equally see why no one expects the Buhari Presidency to articulate any progressive idea or proffer and implement any solution to the myriad of economic and security problems it caused our nation; they can now see why there is no hope in sight and why compatriots are daily agitating for a new order,” Ologbondiyan said.

The party also said Nigeria had suffered enough disgrace from the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

It charged the president to immediately apologise to Nigerians for his “failures” and be ready to vacate office for more competent hands, since it has become obvious that he is leading the country nowhere.

“Furthermore, the PDP urges the national assembly to investigate the alleged abuse of office by President Buhari following revelation that he assigns official facilities in the Presidential Villa to unauthorized persons that have no official roles in governance, and apply appropriate sanctions.

“The PDP also urges the national assembly to sanitize the Presidential Villa by probing allegations of illegal allotment of offices and apartments to unauthorized persons, including scammers and corruption fronts in Aso Rock.

“The party, however, urges Nigerians to remain calm as such provocative and disgraceful developments will soon come to an end with the retrieval of our stolen mandate at the Supreme Court,” he added.

It would be recalled that the First Lady has admitted that she is the woman seen speaking angrily in the footage of an amateur video clip that went viral last week.

In the video, Mrs. Buhari is heard shouting and remonstrating about being denied access into one of the apartments within the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Although the incident in is not a recent one, the First Lady is heard querying why those in the apartment chose to shut the doors against her and ordered them to vacate it immediately.

Giving details of what happened, Mrs. Buhari, in an interview with BBC Hausa, Mrs. Buhari confirmed that she is the person in the video and that she reacted after being denied access to parts of the villa by Mr. Mamman Daura and his family.

She said the video was recorded by Daura’s daughter, Ms. Fatima.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here