Turai Yar’adua Rejects New Land Offers


The tussle between first lady, Patience Jonathan, and her predecessor, Turai Yar’adua, over a piece of land located in the Central Business District of Abuja, may be far from over.

An insider said the former first lady has rejected an offer of a new plot in exchange for the contentious property at a meeting that deliberated the proposal on Monday.

Sources had said the former first lady was being offered any other plot of her choice within the Central Business District, as a replacement for the contentious land earlier awarded to Yar’Adua’s Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYEF), but revoked and given to Jonathan’s African First Ladies’ Peace Mission.

One of the lawyers to WAYEF, Innocent Lagi, confirmed a consensus had not yet been reached; adding that the plots put before Yar’adua were not acceptable. “I can confirm to you that our demands have not been met yet,” he said.

Yar’adua had filed a suit an Abuja High Court challenging the withdrawal, and both sides told the court last Tuesday the matter will be settled out of court.




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