- PDP calls for investigation into allegations of shooting and security breaches inside Aso Rock
- The party said it was worried that altercations in the seat of power would degenerate into a shooting
- PDP also urged the Presidency to publicly speak on the matter to assure Nigerians that all is well in Aso Rock
- Legit.ng could independently verify the claims made by the party in its statement released on Saturday, June 13
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The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over what it claimed was alleged shooting inside the premises of the presidential villa, Aso Rock.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, June 13, the PDP claimed it had reports that there was "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 party, in the statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was concerned that disagreements between the Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari's staff and her husband's aides would degenerate into a shooting.
"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 PDP added.
Legit.ng could not independently verify the claims made by the PDP. However, this online news medium reported earlier that the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, demanded from the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the release of some of her aides who were recently arrested.
The wife of the Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari, issued the demand in one of her tweets late on Friday, June 12.
Aisha said the release of her aides was important in order to prevent them from contracting the dreaded coronavirus disease while in detention.
She did not reveal the details of exactly what happened in her tweets posted on her official Twitter handle.
But reports online (not Legit.ng) claimed that her aides had an altercation with an aide of her husbands and the police stepped in to maintain order by arresting some staff.
There were no mentions of shooting and security breaches as is being reported by the opposition.
The party claimed that the First Lady’s security details were the ones who allegedly 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 party urged the Presidency to speak up on the matter to avoid matters being oversensitized and to also assure the citizenry that all is well at the seat of power.
PDP also demanded investigations into the alleged security breaches and failure to follow coronavirus guidelines approved by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control by staff in the presidential villa.
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