Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has purportedly stopped Adams Oshiomhole, All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, from accessing the President’s residence in the Aso Villa, Abuja.
Aisha was said to have insisted that Oshiomhole should rather hold meetings with her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his office.
The development may not be unconnected with her position that the APC has been hijacked.
According to a source, Aisha’s action was in reaction to recent developments in the party.
“She too has lost out in the scheme of things. She also insists Oshiomhole has an overbearing attitude.
“Things were a bit better under Oyegun (former APC chairman), because he was more diplomatic in his approach”.
Suleiman Haruna, her spokesman, did not pick up phone calls.
Earlier in the month, Aisha called out the ruling party after her brother, Dr. Mahmood Halilu Ahmed, lost the Adamawa governorship ticket of APC to Governor Bindow.
In a post on her social media page, Aisha condemned what she called impunity in the APC.
She said: “It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used their hard earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on Election Day, these forms were bought at exorbitant prices.
“Many others contested and yet had their result delayed. Fully knowing that AUTOMATIC tickets have been given to other people.
“All Progressives Congress being a party whose cardinal principle is change and headed by a comrade/activist whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under its watch.”
Before the primary, Ahmed wrote a petition to the APC national chairman demanding reconstitution of Adamawa Gubernatorial Election Committee.
Meanwhile, 15 of 21 governors of the party are reportedly collecting signatures to convene a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that would unseat the national chairman.
According to reports, the governors would be storming Abuja on Tuesday to finalise the plan.
Some of them lost out at the party’s primaries and have accused Oshiomhole of working against them.
In an apparent reaction, Oshiomhole had accused some top party members of planning to remove him.