Billionaire Business woman Bola Shagaya is reportedly very close to the corridors of power. She is widely known to be very close to every first lady in power since the 1990s: Maryam Babangida, Maryam Abacha, Fati Abubakar, late Stella Obasanjo and Patience Jonathan. She allegedly donated 5 Billion Naira to President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign.
Yesterday (April 2) news broke that she was planning to host the next first lady Aisha Buhari to a lavish dinner. The news wasn’t welcomed by APC’s London chapter, who begged Mrs. Buhari not to honour the invitation.
[BREAKING] Bola Shagaya to HOST Aisha Buhari to lavish dinner | WE CALL ON OUR INCOMING 1ST LADY TO DECLINE THIS INVITATION. @IamAishaBuhari
— APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) April 2, 2015
Buhari supporters also took to Twitter to call out Mrs. Shagaya and appeal with Mrs. Buhari not to associate with her. See the tweets after the jump
LRT. Bola Shagaya wants to make it six times lucky. Her working title should be ‘Official Friend To Nigerian First Ladies’.
— Ikemesit Effiong (@JudgeIyke) April 2, 2015
Moral of the story: Success has many friends…
Here’s my question though, is it so bad if this woman aims to be friends with every first lady?
Images: George Okoro, TY Bello