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Eid-el- Kabir: Visitors disappointed at Tinubu’s residence

June 12 - lagospost.ng
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On Wednesday at the residence of President Bola Tinubu in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos, many who visited, including politicians and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir and possibly to lobby for political appointments, were left disappointed.

This was because the President has relocated to his newly refurbished ‘White House’ located on No. 4, Queens Drive in Ikoyi. However, some family members and personal aides were able to see him at his new residence, but many politician who tried to see him at his Queens Drive residence were turned back by security agencies.

Sources said the President cancelled many appointments “to attend to some pressing national demands, and also needed more time to rest following his trip to France and the United Kingdom.”

Reports also revealed that some politicians in vehicles with tinted-glass were also turned back. Some clergymen dressed in cassock were also not allowed to enter the palatial building, just as many reporters, including Television Continental (TVC) news crew were denied entrance.

According to the Guardian, a man with a sick child on a wheelchair pleaded with the security agencies to allow him to see the President, but later left after his plea to security agents fell on deaf ears.

Also a guest who was denied entrance said he came from the mainland to present a gift to the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu.

He said: “The level of security here is expected. This is the residence of the President and it has to be heavily fortified. We don’t know who is who. I only came to drop a gift for the First Lady, but I wasn’t allowed. Maybe I will have to take it back.”

Meanwhile, some members of the President’s kitchen cabinet were yesterday still debating on the percentage of professionals and politicians that will constitute the cabinet.

While the national secretariat of the ruling party is working to prune down a list of ministerial nominees from different states, special attention is said to be given to state chapters of APC with factions.

The source said: “There are plans to ensure that the appointment is used to bring together factions in some states and ensure peace in the party.”

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