Buhari Relocates to Highly Guarded Defence House in Maitama, Abuja


President Elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has relocated to

the Defence House in the Maitama area of Abuja metropolis

where he now operates temporarily.

According to TheNation, Buhari, who returned to Abuja

from Kaduna on Monday to hold talks with Ivorian

President Alassane Quattara at the Nnamdi Azikiwe

International Airport, has been receiving guests at the

Defence House since Tuesday.

He spent the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday

receiving guests at the Defence House located

opposite the Legacy House which serves as the campaign

headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party.

When The Nation visited the place, a horde of security

operatives were seen on guard while visitors were properly

screened before being allowed into the premises.

It was also observed that the building was wearing a new

look, a clear indication that it was recently renovated.

Buhari, who was declared winner of the 2015 presidential

election, was operating from his private residence in the

Asokoro area of Abuja before leaving the FCT for Daura

where he took part in the Governorship and House of

Assembly elections.

He spent an extra one week in Daura receiving guests, both

local and foreign before leaving for Kaduna where he

received another set of guests including former President

Olusegun Obasanjo.

On Tuesday, the President elect played host to the ECOWAS

chairman and President of Ghana, John Mahama at the

Defence House before leaving for his campaign

headquarters where he received a delegation from Kogi and

Kwara States.

The Spokesman of the All Progressive Congress

Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Garba Shehu, told

The Nation that the Defence House has been made

available to the President elect for his official


“Yes, the Defence House was handed over a few

days ago after its renovation,” Shehu said in a text

message when asked if the Defence House is now

the operational base of the President elect.

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