24th April, 2022
Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, Bukola Saraki, all PDP presidential aspirants shunned First Lady Aisha Buhari’s Ramadan Iftar Dinner on Saturday.
But Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, a PDP presidential aspirant broke ranks by attending.
Aspirants in the ruling All Progressives Congress honoured the dinner invitation, except Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
He was represented by Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, a former governor of Edo State.
Among the aspirants present were Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor David Umahi, Senator Chris Ngige, Tein Jack- Rich and Adamu Garba.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Barnabas Gemade, former speaker Yakubu Dogara, Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio also attended.
Contrary to protocol instructions, some youths smuggled their phones into the banquet hall to pose for selfies with Tinubu, believed to be frontrunner for the APC ticket.
President Buhari’s aide Lauretta Onochie, who gave the vote of thanks, advised all the Presidential Aspirants to always consider Nigeria first, in their dealings.
“Remember that there are greater Nigerians who do not belong to any of the political parties.
“Whoever wins in 2023 must see himself/herself as the President of Nigeria and for Nigerians, not only political party members or the elites, and those who do not make it, should support the winner , for the interest of Nigeria. So that Nigeria will be the utmost winner at last,” Lauretta advised.
Here are some faces at the dinner: