Monday 29 May 2023

Tinubu’s Inauguration: Ganduje, Soludo Denied Access To VIP Section


The immediate past governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, were barred from entering the VIP section during the inauguration of President Bola Tinubu on Monday.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the VIPs were seated in the state box while other dignitaries were seated in other pavilions of the Eagle Square.

According to the BBC Hausa report, Mr Ganduje, who arrived at the state box with a green-coloured invitation card alongside his wife, Hafsat Ganduje, was refused entry by the security operatives. 

The security operatives reportedly told Mr Ganduje that only guests with golden-coloured invitation cards would be allowed into the VIP pavilion.

In a video circulating online, Mr Soludo was also seen being redirected to another sitting position by security operatives.

Reacting to the incident on his Facebook page, Bashir Ahmad, a social media aide to former President Muhammadu Buhari, expressed disappointment over how the former Governor was treated.

He said, “Honestly, I’m not happy with the way our former governor was embarrassed today.

“If I had had prior notice, I would have prevented the embarrassment by providing him with an invitation card that would grant him access into the VIP section,” Mr Ahmad posted in Hausa.

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