President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, is not with him in London owing to a clash between her and the aides around him.
According to the PUNCH, family members, friends and senior government officials are finding it difficult to access Buhari.
The President’s nephew, Mamman Daura, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Affairs, Sarki Aba, Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Personal Assistant to the President, Tunde Sabiu are reportedly controlling who speaks to him.
However, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and First Lady, Aisha Buhari have unhindered access to Buhari. Any other person must get approval from one or more of the four aides.
“The First Lady is not with him permanently in London, which should normally not be the case. She has had a few clashes with the cabal and she is not happy that they are also firmly in control in London.
“That’s why she goes and comes. She is not happy with the atmosphere over there,” a source told the newspaper.
Another source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “The names you have are accurate and they are the ones controlling access to the President in London, even in Nigeria. Some ministers, aides and service chiefs tried to talk to the President on the phone, but they turned them down.
“The few people that have seen the President only saw him because they agreed to it. If they didn’t, it would never have happened, apart from Governor Amosun, who everyone knows is one of Buhari’s best friends.”