– Reactions continue to trail the use of a presidential jet by President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan
– The PDP has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of directly abusing the privileges of his office
– The opposition party described the action as provocative, condemnable and completely improper
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of directly abusing the privileges of his office by detailing a presidential jet to chauffeur his daughter, Hanan, for her private photography event in Bauchi state.
The party in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, January 11 by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, described the action as “provocative, condemnable and completely improper.”
The statement also described the action as “an unpardonable slap on the sensibility of millions of Nigerians, particularly, the youths, who look up to Mr President for integrity, uprightness and respect for rules.”
“The PDP holds that the development is a strong pointer to the recklessness that pervades the Buhari presidency and the indefensible annexation of our national assets and resources for illegal private use.
“It is even most appalling that instead of apologizing to Nigerians, the Buhari presidency, in its arrogance, is resorting to falsehood and trying to justify the inexcusable,” the party said.
By Nigerian laws, 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 and presidential delegations.