A report by ThisDay indicates that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has reportedly stopped All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from accessing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s residence in Aso Rock.
According to the report, Mrs Buhari was alleged to have insisted that if the APC national chairman needed to see the president, he should meet him in his office, which is, however, still within the Three Arms Zone.
The president’s wife is said to be disgusted over Oshiomhole’s alleged mismanagement of the APC and she is said to be part of a plan by close aides of the president and some governors within the ruling party to remove him.
She is said to have passed an order to the president’s security personnel not to allow Oshiomhole come within the presidential residence.
The First Lady had some weeks ago chided the APC leadership over the way it managed the party primaries and the aftermath, saying the party and its leadership have betrayed the very essence of democratic ethos and had descended into sheer fascism.
Mrs Buhari’s outburst, even though she was believed to have been irked over her brother, Mahmud Halilu Ahmed’s inability to clinch Adamawa state’s governorship ticket, had set the tone for the current move to finally get Oshiomhole out of the way.
Those pushing for Oshiomhole’s removal believe that he has become so unpopular among the top echelon of the party that his removal would be an easy ride.