Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria, has invited hopefuls for the president of the nation from all political parties to join her for a Ramadan dinner on Saturday, April 23.
The presidential candidates must submit their invitation cards at the venue’s entrance, according to the invitation card, otherwise they may be turned away.
Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s First Lady.
When attending the meal, the presidential candidates were also told to leave their phones at home.
“Please, bring this card with you. Phones are not allowed,” stated the invite.
Currently, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has roughly eight presidential candidates.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and the party’s National Leader, broke the ice in January by announcing his desire to run for president when he paid a visit to Aisha’s husband, Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, followed suit and visited Buhari in a similar manner to advise him of his decision to compete for the country’s top job.
Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has also joined the race.
Those who have declared for the top position on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) include the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; a United States-based medical doctor, Nwachukwu Anakwenze; media entrepreneur and publisher, Dele Momodu; Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; Investment banker and economist, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen; former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and a Pharmacist, Sam Ohuabunwa.
Others are former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, as well as the only female aspirant in the race, Oliver Tareila Diana.
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