President Buhari below hearth for allegedly authorizing presidential jet for aide’s wedding ceremony

President Muhammadu Buhari has come below hearth for allegedly authorizing using the Presidential Jet for the marriage of one in all his aides, Bashir Ahmad.

Reno Omokri, in s assertion to DAILY POST on Saturday known as on the President to refund the Nationwide Treasury the price of utilizing the Presidential Jet for his PA’s wedding ceremony.

President Buhari’s assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad wedded in Katsina on Friday and the Presidential Jet was stated to have been used to ferry him and others within the Presidential Villa to the venue.

The Presidency is alleged to have denied utilizing the jet to ferry Bashir, saying that it solely flew the President’s representatives, however Omokri insists the excuse is flawed and exhibits that after 5 years in workplace, Buhari nonetheless doesn’t perceive statecraft.

Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan famous {that a} Presidential jet shouldn’t be the property of the President however of the nation, to be used within the ferrying him (the President) from side to side his official capabilities.

The previous Presidential aide recalled {that a} related incident occurred in South Africa when on September 12, 2020, it was found that President Cyril Ramaphosa had allowed his Minister of Defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to journey with South Africa’s Presidential Jet for an official assembly of the African Nationwide Congress.

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In response to him, “As soon as this got here to mild, the Julius Malema led Financial Freedom Fighters stress group, insisted that the President and his celebration should reimburse the nationwide treasury for the price of the journey, in addition to droop the Defence Minister.

“In lower than 48 hours, the ANC capitulated and reimbursed the nationwide treasury, and the destiny of the Defence Minister is hanging within the stability.

“Additionally, the Workplace of the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is investigating the ANC and the federal government over the incident. That’s the way it must be.

“It’s a important breach of his fiduciary duties for Basic Buhari to offer out the Presidential jet to his representatives to his Private Assistant, Bashir Ahmed’s wedding ceremony in Katsina on Friday, September 27, 2020. It is a personal occasion that has no bearing on Nigeria.

“And the excuse given by the Presidency that the jet didn’t ferry Bashir, however solely flew the President’s representatives is flawed and exhibits that after 5 years in workplace, Basic Buhari nonetheless doesn’t perceive statecraft.

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“If this had occurred in the UK, it may have prompted the federal government to fall. I perceive that requirements have slipped in Nigeria since 2015, however we should a minimum of fake to be a civilised nation.

“The Buhari administration retains complaining that instances are laborious, however they’re dwelling giant at our expense and Nigerians mustn’t take this mendacity low from a authorities that simply elevated gas worth and energy tariff.

“The marriage of your subordinates is a personal affair. It isn’t an official operate.

“I, due to this fact, name on Basic Buhari to reimburse the nationwide treasury for the price of fuelling the Presidential jet to Katsina for Bashir Ahmad’s wedding ceremony, in addition to the price of paying the crew.

“I additionally name on the President to droop all public officers concerned on this abuse of workplace. Failure to take action is proof optimistic that the President shouldn’t be accountable for his authorities and his anti-corruption conflict is, in actuality, an anti-opposition conflict.”

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