Keep Your Advice,’ PDP Tells Buhari’s Wife
THE Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) has described as ‘unneeded’ comments credited to wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Aisha Buhari, in which she said the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan would not be sent to jail if General Muhammadu Buhari wins the March 28 election.
In a statement, yesterday, signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in response to Aisha Buhari, the party said its campaign team did not appreciate her counsel because the First Lady has not committed any offence.
Fani-Kayode said: “What we can tell her for now is that she should keep enjoying the limelight that she is currently enjoying, which is alien to her. This is because within a few days, post March 28 presidential election, she will go back to where she came from and, once again, she will be confined to the kitchen and will be made to do some sort of things that Buhari believes women should do.”
Meanwhile, a group, Concerned Enugu Citizens, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over what it described as “criminal breach of trust, conspiracy, stealing and looting of Enugu State treasury by the Enugu State House of Assembly.”
In the petition signed by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Caleb Omekagu, the group accused the House of Assembly of conspiring to mortgage the state treasury through a shady deal devised to sustain its members when their term expires.
The group alleged that the Assembly members had drafted a resolution to be adopted next week authorising the state government to issue Irrevocable Standing Payment Order (ISPO) to the United Bank of Africa (UBA) in the sum not exceeding N11 billion to cover monies for contracts, whereas in reality the contracts are non-existent.