Dignitaries, including some presidential aspirants, were hosted to Iftar dinner by the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At 6:20 pm, some of the expected dignitaries had started entering the venue of the event, which was slated to take off by 6:30 pm in the invitation cards.
The First Lady had invited all presidential aspirants, across all political parties, to the Ramadan Iftar, it was gathered that the event will also be hosting elected officials of parties.
At the time the event took off, the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart,
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi; Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna; Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi were among the presidential aspirants attending the event.
Also, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; one-time National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Barnabas Gemade; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and oil and gas mogul, Tein Jack-Rich were also in attendance.