The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday, experienced a side-splitting drama as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, was seen chasing the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
If we recall, both Buhari and the minister on Friday morning travelled out of the country to London on the same flight.
While Buhari was about to board his flight at the British Airways, a mild drama took place at the airport.
Sources, who were present, revealed that the minister left behind her aides and raced, in a bid to catch up with Buhari, who had undergone airport screening before her.
The source said “The man (Buhari) was at the front and had already passed the screening team. And immediately the woman (Diezani) came down, it was as if they told her that the President-elect was already inside the aircraft, so she started running. She even left her people behind so that she could board the flight along with the President-elect.
“This happened between 4am and 5am this (Friday) morning and the airline involved was British Airways. The flight was on its way from Abuja international airport to Heathrow Airport, London.”
A verified source further disclosed that the President-elect only greeted Alison-Madueke during the boarding process, but when Buhari noticed that the minister was trying to stir a conversation, he bluntly shunned her.