Political hawks who made a fortune visiting Aso Villa have completely disappeared from the presidential villa.
The occurrence was a norm during the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Political watchers had thought President Buhari will do what other previous administrations do.
The political billionaires stayed away for some weeks but on sensing the President’s body language, they stayed away completely.
These developments have raised question amongst state house reporters.
Speculations are that these political hangers-on are distancing themselves and their deeds from the president’s anti-corruption searchlight.
Femi Otedola: Femi is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist.
He is the Chairman of Forte Oil Plc and runs a coterie of businesses around the globe. Femi is yet to be sited in Aso villa.
Tony Elumelu: Tony is Chairman of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
He holds substantial shares in UBA. Recall that in the wake of Buhari’s tenure, Tony Elumelu, Jim
Recall that in the wake of Buhari’s tenure, Tony Elumelu, Jim Ovia, and other businessmen attended a meeting uninvited in USA.
The president looked at them and asked “Friends, what are you doing here? Did I invite you people?
“You are not needed here. Godwin (CBN Governor), I know you brought them.” Shamefacedly, they gathered their folders and left the meeting.
Aliko Dangote: Dangote and his group of companies spread all over Africa including Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Dangote’s visit to the presidential villa has dwindled as he has been sighted once or twice in the presidential villa.
This is in sharp contrast to Goodluck Jonathan’s regime.
Ifeanyi Ubah: Ubah is one controversial billionaire who never joked with his frequent visits to the Villa under Jonathan.
Any reason can be adduced to why these and more billionaires have disappeared from Aso Villa.
But we may not be wrong to assert that darkness cannot stand light.