Buhari’s Wife, Aisha Defends Comment Against Husband

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Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s first lady, has defended her 2016 critical comment against the President Muhammadu Buhari. Aisha in 2016 alleged a cabal had hijacked Buhari’s government. She said at the time: “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. I will never do it again,” said the president’s wife, who was actively involved in the 2015 campaign. Speaking at a media event, where she was named the “Vanguard Personality of the Year 2017”, the first lady said her comment was neither “disrespectful or confrontation”. She added that her “sense of justice” made her criticised the government. Aisha, who was represented by her daughter Halima at the event, said she was raised to “stand by the truth.” “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 said. Raphael Adenaike
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