PDP has said that the usage of a presidential jet by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, for a personal trip is provoking, condemnable and cannot be pardoned.
His daughter used one of the presidential jets for an event she attended in Bauchi state on Thursday, January 9, 2020 and the opposition party is not happy with this development.
In a recent statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said her act proves that PMB has been parading and getting away with false integrity.
The party added that this is why his government is yet to fix Nigerian roads.
Their statement read, “Our party holds that Mr. President should apologise for approving that his daughter uses the Presidential jet just for the purpose of allegedly taking photographs in a Durbar event in Bauchi State.
“Perhaps, the Buhari Presidency forgot that it is public knowledge that the Presidential fleet can only be authorized for use by the President, the First Lady, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, former Presidents, Presidential delegation and no one else.
Moreover, the rules do not grant the President any powers to transfer any paraphernalia of office or privileges of his position to any of his children.
“The Presidency’s defence is therefore, a direct spat on millions of Nigerians who cannot freely ply our highways because Mr. President and his party the APC, have failed to fix and rid our roads of kidnappers and bandits, who have practically taken over major routes under their despicable watch.”
“Since President Buhari assumed office, none of the planes had been sold. Instead, the Buhari Presidency had continued to budget more funds for the fleet with N8.5 bn budgeted for 2020 alone, only to approve that his daughter uses a Presidential jet for her private photography event.”