In a stunning turn of events, the recently suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, faced a significant setback on Monday afternoon as she was denied access to President Bola Tinubu at the State House in Abuja.
Despite arriving promptly after her suspension announcement, Edu’s efforts to engage in a personal discussion with the president were thwarted by State House security.
Dr. Edu, visibly embattled following her suspension, navigated through security checks successfully up to the President’s office but found herself unable to meet with Tinubu. Adding to the ordeal, her access tag to the State House was promptly withdrawn by the President’s security team.
Sources reveal that not only was Edu denied an audience with President Tinubu, but her restricted access extended to the point of being escorted out of the President’s office premises in a Toyota Hilux truck owned by State House security.
The abrupt nature of her removal has raised eyebrows, further intensifying the intrigue surrounding her suspension.
It remains unclear whether Edu was subsequently permitted to utilize her official vehicle to exit the Presidential Villa premises, adding an element of uncertainty to the aftermath of the denied access.
The incident has triggered speculation and garnered reactions from various quarters, with questions arising about the circumstances leading to such stringent security measures against the suspended minister.
Political analysts are closely monitoring the situation, exploring potential implications for both Edu and the broader political landscape.
As the drama unfolds at the State House, the denied access to President Tinubu underscores the tense atmosphere surrounding Dr. Edu’s suspension. The swift and stringent security measures raise questions about the nature of the suspension and its possible ramifications.
This incident adds another layer to the evolving narrative of political dynamics within the government, leaving observers eager for further developments in the coming days.