Wife of the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari said on Saturday that she criticised her husband and threatened to withdraw her support for his re-election bid because of her “sense of justice.”
Mrs Buhari said in her acceptance letter that she has no intention of confronting or disrespecting the president. This was disclosed during an event by Vanguard Newspaper in which the first lady was made Vanguard person of the year.
The first lady drew worldwide attention when she criticised the president during an October 2016 interview with the BBC, saying she feared his administration was veering from its mandate to the people.
Aisha also expressed doubt that she would support him if he seeks re-election unless he implemented immediate changes in personnel and policies.
“He is yet to tell me if he’ll seek re-election. But I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before,” Mrs. Buhari warned. “I will never do it again.”
The president jokingly responded at that time by telling her to save her opinion and mind her kitchen and the other room. A statement that sparked off nationwide ridicule.
Two years after president Mohammadu Buhari has commenced his re-election bid. He is yet to effect the cabinet reshuffle demanded by his wife.
Aisha Buhari had said the reshuffle was necessary to encourage those who worked fervently to actualise her husband’s victory in 2015.
In her acceptance statement to Vanguard, Aisha Buhari did not say whether her expectations have been met, but indicated she would support his re-election bid.
But as recent as January, she shared videos of senators who delivered scathing review of her husband’s performance in office.
“One of the reasons adduced for honouring me was the interview I granted which some people saw as criticism to a government that I am part of,” she was quoted as saying in the statement circulated by her media aide Suleiman Haruna.
“I need to state that my position was a result of my sense of justice and not confrontation or disrespect. I was brought up to stand by the truth and this is how I have always been,”
“As we are all aware, Nigerians elected this administration based on the trust and confidence they have on my husband.
“I therefore feel that we are here to serve Nigeria to the best of our ability. Let me use this opportunity to state that I support my husband in this call to service and will continue to do so,” she added.
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Source : channeltv.com