Reports have emerged that security guards of Aisha Buhari and guards of Mr President’s aide are currently shooting at the villa.
The cause of the shooting is still unknown but the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, have reacted to story.
PDP in its statement called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the problem going on in the villa.
The party through its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said: “It’s alarming by the reported shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential villa following a reported degenerated squabble among family members and officials of the Buhari Presidency.
The PDP is deeply worried that the protracted spat between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and aides of President Muhammadu Buhari has now degenerated into violent combats, raids and free use of firearms within the Presidential villa.
The party described as distressing, the report that a members of Mr. President’s family were at scene of the assault against one of President Buhari’s aides, during which the First Lady’s security details were alleged to have resorted to the use of firearms.
Our party is disturbed by such ugly situation in the Buhari Presidency, which has already heightened apprehensions in the public space over the apparent failure of security architecture and central command system in the presidency leading to such reckless and irresponsible breaches.
The chaotic situation in the Presidential villa only points to the failure by President Buhari to provide a leadership that can guarantee orderliness in governance and effectively ensure the security of our nation.
The PDP notes that such leadership failure at the highest level has further exposed why our nation has been bedeviled by myriads of security and economic problems under President Buhari’s watch in the last five years.
More worrisome is that the Buhari Presidency had failed to speak out on the frightening situation so as to reassure Nigerians and douse the tension in the polity; especially at this critical time when our nation is facing serious security challenges.
The PDP therefore calls on President Buhari to take immediate steps to restore order in his Presidency and shield our security system from the division and power tussle among persons close to him.
Our party also demands for an immediate inquest into the security breaches as well as the alleged violation of COVID-19 ban on inter-state travels by officials and relations of Mr. President, which was reported to be part of the immediate causes of latest disturbances in the Presidential villa.
Furthermore, the PDP urges the National Assembly to save the nation by wading into the persistent infighting in the Buhari Presidency especially as those in charge of the Presidential villa has not demonstrated the required capacity to engender the needed orderliness for productive governance.
Gunshots in the Villa over domestic issues? The President’s wife and Personal Assistant are fighting? No-one can call either to order?
The President has lost control of his home, his wife, his family, his staff, his official residence, his Government, his country, his memory and possibly his mental faculties?
Who has bewitched Nigeria? Who did this to us? Who is running our country? Who is really in charge? Where are we heading?
A nation of 200 million people and this is the best we can do?
Is Nigeria a jungle or a zoo? Have we been cursed? Have we lost all sense of decency and discipline?
A First Lady and a Personal Assistant indulging in a rofo-rofo fight in the seat of power and shooting at one another when the President is supposedly still alive? Or is there something that we don’t know?
It’s a crying shame! May God help us!