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Villa Shooting: PDP Asks NASS To Settle Buhari’s Family Members



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday called on the National Assembly to wade in to resolve the dispute between family members of President Muhammadu Buhari that led to the reported shooting in the Presidential Villa.

The party while expressing alarm over the security breach expressed concern that the president’s alleged failure to provide leadership among persons related to him is connected to the perceived leadership failure in the country.

The PDP’s reaction follows the reports of the shooting between the security details of First Lady Aisha Buhari and personal assistant to the president, Yusuf Tunde Sabiu.

While calling on the National Assembly to intervene to resolve what it described as the protracted family dispute, the PDP in the statement issued by Kola Ologbondinyan said:

“the PDP urges the National Assembly to save the nation by wading into the persistent infighting in the Buhari Presidency especially as those in charge of the Presidential villa has not demonstrated the required capacity to engender the needed orderliness for productive governance

“Our party is disturbed by such ugly situation in the Buhari Presidency, which has already heightened apprehensions in the public space over the apparent failure of security architecture and central command system in the presidency leading to such reckless and irresponsible breaches.

“The chaotic situation in the Presidential villa only points to the failure by President Buhari to provide a leadership that can guarantee orderliness in governance and effectively ensure the security of our nation.

“The PDP notes that such leadership failure at the highest level has further exposed why our nation has been bedeviled by myriads of security and economic problems under President Buhari’s watch in the last five years.”

While calling on the president to take immediate steps to restore order in his Presidency and shield the security system from the division and power tussle among persons close to him, the party said:

“Our party also demands for an immediate inquest into the security breaches as well as the alleged violation of COVID-19 ban on inter-state travels by officials and relations of Mr. President, which was reported to be part of the immediate causes of latest disturbances in the Presidential villa.”

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