Aisha Buhari arriving Akwa Ibom State
The incident occurred when Mrs Akpabio’s attempted to usurp the responsibility of the wife of the Governor, warranting the protocol officers from the presidency to wade in.
While the door of the aircraft opened and the First Lady Aisha Buhari made to start coming down, the Enugu-born senator’s wife suddenly sprang from her place to shove behind Mr Emmanuel, in order to be the one receiving Mrs Buhari to the state.
The senator’s wife had shoved aside the wife of the Governor of the State, who had been positioned rightfully by the presidential protocol team as the state’s first lady to receive the country’s First Lady formerly into Akwa Ibom.
Once normalcy was restored, the aircraft doors were opened once again as Mrs Buhari stepped down to a warm embrace of Mrs Emmanuel who introduced her to other Akwa Ibom women at the airport to receive her.
Meanwhile some women at the airport expressed displeasure at Mrs Akpabio.
“See this woman I used to respect behaving like a little girl in a secondary school hostel. “She received the wife of President Yaradua during her time, and also received Mrs Patience Jonathan, no woman ever insulted her this way,” an angry Mrs Akon Umoren told our correspondent.
It would be recalled that reports had emerged that there was an attempt by the APC to disrupt the protocol during the visit of Mrs Buhari, to score cheap political gains.
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