Presidency Defends Buhari’s Movement Out Of Official Residence

The movement of President Muhammadu Buhari from the official Presidential residence into the Glass House, also within the Presidential Villa, is routine, to allow the readying of the official residence for its next occupier, the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidency has said.

It became public on recently when the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Thursday disclosed in a video that she and her husband, President Buhari, had moved out of the official residence into the Glass House, after taking the in-coming First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, round the residence for familiarisation.

However, explaining the significance of the change of abodes for the President, Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communication, Bashir Ahmad, said it was a routine of the transitional process that an out-going President vacates the official residence ahead of the inauguration, to give space for the preparation of the building for the in-coming President.

Ahmad who spoke to The Nation in Abuja on Friday, said he was aware of the development and was not surprised because it was part of the transition process.

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