The relocation of the operational office of the chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from its Wadata Plaza national secretariat to Legacy House in Maitama is raising controversy in the party.
LEADERSHIP has gathered that some NWC members led by the party's national secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, have vowed to remain at Wadata House.
But some members of the party under the aegis of PDP Stakeholders Forum (PSF) have called on Alh. Bamanga Tukur, who breezed back to the country after a two-week break in the UK on Monday morning, to immediately relocate his office to Wadata House.
A report suggested that Bamanga's relocation may not be unconnected with the hurdle of climbing staircases at the Wadata Plaza; unlike Legacy House, it is bereft of a lift. The office of the chairman is on the second floor of Wadata Plaza.
But the national publicity secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has denied that the 77-year-old chairman relocated to ward off the rigour of climbing to the second floor of the building where his office is relocated.
"It is not true that Tukur had to relocate because Wadata House has no lift. The national chairman is still operating at Wadata House," Metuh said.