Tinubu, Umahi, others meet at Aisha Buhari’s Iftar

April 24, 2022
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Several presidential aspirants on Saturday attended an Iftar dinner organised by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, at Old Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja.

The meeting earlier scheduled for 6:30pm began minutes past 7pm with dignitaries already arriving at 6:20pm.

In a letter sighted by Sunday PUNCH on Thursday, Mrs Buhari had invited all presidential aspirants from every political party to the Ramadan Iftar.

However, our correspondent observed that elected party officials were also in attendance.

As of the time of the opening prayers, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi were spotted in the building.

Also in attendance were the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Minister of  Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Barnabas Gemade; recently sacked lawmaker and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

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