Some of the 2023 presidential aspirants have arrived the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja for the Ramadan Iftar dinner organized by First Lady Aisha Buhari.
The event which was scheduled to kick off by 6.30pm already had some of the guests arriving by 6.20pm.
Some of the presidential aspirants who arrived early and were on seat when the event started include the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi) and Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed.
Other officials from across political parties in the country attending the dinner include the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; one-time National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Barnabas Gemade; former Speaker Yakubu Dogara; and businessman Tein Jack-Rich.
It will be recalled the First Lady had invited presidential aspirants to Ramadan Iftar dinner at the State House Conference Centre.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife in an invitation letter instructed the invitees not to come along with their mobile devices, except for their invitation cards which would serve as their entry pass.
The directive, however, does not apply to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and governors and ministers who will be at the meeting.
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