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
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
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
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.