Security officials block National Assembly leadership from entering Aso Villa 

Aso-Villa
Aso Villa, Abuja

Security officials attached to Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Thursday night blocked National Assembly principal officers from gaining entrance to the complex.
 
The principal officers, who were at the Villa on the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari for a dinner, were stopped at the Pilot gate. 
 
A source at the State House told PREMIUM TIMES that “the NASS leadership led by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives arrived the Villa in a coaster bus some minutes after 8 p.m.”
 
“However, security agents at the gate insisted that they must all come down from the bus and they refused,” he said. 
 
Our source said both parties stood their ground forcing the NASS team to turn back. 
 
“They have all gone, but the Chief of Staff went to bring back the President of the Senate. He is meeting with Mr. President now,” he said.
 

The spokespersons to the principal officers declined comment on Thursday night. But a source close to one of the principal officers narrated that his principal was disappointed with the incident.

He said all the principal officers were invited to the dinner with the president, but were stopped at the gate.

The source confirmed that Mr. Saraki was now meeting with President Buhari, and that both men were expected to be joined by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

“The dinner with the principal officers has however been cancelled as they have all gone to their homes,” the source said.

When contacted, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, confirmed that there was a misunderstanding of that nature, saying “the problem has been managed.”


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  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Heavens knows how many billions of Naira have been wasted to prepare the aborted dinner . Meanwhile the unelected Fulani cabal at Aso-rock keeps bullying elected legislators in the phoney democracy of the zoo.

    • Malik

      Shut up, imbecile.
      You must politicise everything.
      What’s the big deal in alighting from the bus for a security search?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Please mind your business, just allow me to air my views, we live in a free speech democracy although there are extra-judicial killers in power at the moment, it is a known fact that political power is transient.

        • Powerlessconscious

          Air your pdp education view?

  • Adamson

    So why can’t they alight from their vehicles? Are they too big to go through security clearance?

    Nonsensical.

    Only possible in Nigeria.

    • Otile

      What do you mean? Do you know whether the armed guards are Fulani killers waiting to deal with Buhari’s detractors in NASS? Buhari has created so much mistrust in this country since he assumed power. Again this happened during the wee hours of the evening almost under total darkness. If an armed Fulani asks you to alight from your vehicle so that he can check you out back and front, would you?

      • Powerlessconscious

        Fulani killers? I pity for your brain. They thieves were coming to harm the president.

        • Otile

          That is impossicant. Nobody can harm our Imam, the man is in good hands. Who on earth can penetrate into Aso Rock bunkers to get him? Imam values his live above all things.

    • Man_Enough

      Don’t mind them. Will even a senator allow a bus load of people to drive into his compound without detail check of the occupants?

  • Agba

    I weep for Nigeria,no end insight for the masses suffering.

    • Lanre

      Please Sir. Forget about Tinubu.His smartness and craftiness is meant to advance his personal agenda. The Yoruba Nation is loosing daily from the disaster of leadership in Nigeria.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Weep for yourself and your family only and I hope you can continue that. Stop your CONSPIRACY THEIEY.

  • thusspokez

    However, security agents at the gate insisted that they must all come down from the bus and they refused,” he said.

    Typical Nigerians with their overinflated fóólish ego.

    In the first place, why where they all travelling in coaches, given the nature of security in Nigeria with terrorism and kidnapping? I commend the security agents for doing their jobs and not giving in to the egotistic passengers.

    Paramount (if not the sole) concern of the President’s security agents is the safety of the President. I would imagine that the premises is zoned by level of security risk. There would be no-go areas for some categories of people, cars, buses, coaches, lorries etc. This was a coach hired from who know where?

    Maybe they are too obese to get off their backside and walk the few yards to the building. No matter who you are and the vehicle, all need to undergo through thorough security checks. One can’t imagine seeing coaches on the lawns of the White house(USA) or Buckingham Palace (UK) or Elysee Palace(France).

    • Otile

      Don’t get hysterical now. You are talking as if Imam Shekau and his wife were among the guests invited to eat diner with the President. Paranoi has gripped you Buharists.

      • Man_Enough

        The security agents wanted to be sure that sekau and his wife were not amongst the entourage. That’s praise worthy to me.

        • Otile

          Lol

  • Powerlessconscious

    They were coming to harm the president. There was a security intelligence.

    • Dr Bunmi Binitie

      You see! Why should they refuse to come down and pass thro the normal protocol?

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