With barely four days after the declaration of Major General Muhammadu Buhari as the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, report have emerged that President Goodluck Jonathan and his family members have started moving their personal belongings out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Authoritatively, Saturday PUNCH confirmed that some buses loaded with travel bags were sighted moving out of the President’s official residence at about midday on Friday.
It was learnt that one of the buses, a white 18-seater Hiace bus marked PF 6244 AL, was still being loaded with bags of different shades and sizes at the time of filing this report.
It was not clear at press time where the buses were heading for, however, a source disclosed that the early removal of the personal effects of the first family might have been necessitated by the need for the renovation of the residence ahead of the May 29 handover date.
For the purpose of renovation, the President may have to be operating from outside the residence in the days ahead.