At the moment, General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of Congress for Progressive Change ,CPC has no abode in Abuja.Newsdiaryonline learnt Buhari has been ejected from what used to be known as his residence at Asokoro, Abuja because he could not afford the N20 million required to renew the rent.Even after the rent was reduced to N15 million, the General still could not raise the fund.The house he was ejected from is located at number 11, Queen Elizabeth street ,Asokoro.
Investigations revealed that associates of Buhari made efforts to convince him to reach out to Umaru Almakura, Nassarawa state governor( who was elected on the platform of CPC ) so that he could offset the rent but Buhari refused to ask the governor for assistance.He would rather maintain his integrity than have the governor spend money on him.The CPC flagbearer chose to move his property to Kaduna as soon as it was evident he could not raise the money on his own.
Newsdiaryonline learnt that some of Buhari’s associates who wanted to avoid his ejection actually reached out to the owner of the property .And the landlord even agreed to slash the rent to N15million for the sake of the General .Sadly, he could not pay and he accepted the option of moving his property to Kaduna .Buhari is believed to have made up his mind to put up somewhere he can afford whenever he has something to do in Abuja henceforth.
But more interesting revelations unfolded upon further enquiry.Newsdiaryonline learnt even the two- year rent which became due for renewal was paid for by yet another retired senior military colleague.”I can tell you that it was General Theophilus Danjuma that even paid the initial rent for Buhari for him to move into that accommodation,”a source said in Abuja.
Initially,some observers felt all Buhari needed to do was just to let the presidency know about his predicament and help could come easily.But the General apparently didn’t think like that.Of course,it is understandable.His party ,CPC challenged the election of President Goodluck Jonathan until the Supreme Court recently affirmed Jonathan’s victory.No tags for this post.