I think every PDP person who ever had a bad word to say about Aisha Buhari, calling her a child bride or commenting on nothing but the cost of her wristwatch, needs to take their words back. What y’all need to be doing is congratulating the chutzpah of this woman. Indeed, the president did not marry a shrinking violet.
Ms Thang went on the BBC…the BBC!! And she read her husband for filth. Aisha Buhari point blank made it known that Mr Buhari was clearly not in charge of his administration or indeed had any knowledge of the ministers he was appointing.
Did she stop there? I mean, if she had, it would have been enough for me to hail her as the MVP. No, Mrs Buhari finally took my heart when she said:
He is yet to tell me 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. I will never do it again!
Choi, that woman is a leader in and of herself! Fearless and articulate with the courage to open her mouth and say what needs to be said. I am sure Mr President watched the debate or got the feedback and he himself is not altogether surprised. Somehow, I doubt anything that was said in that interview is news to Muhammadu Buhari. I can just imagine her in her wrapper in the bedroom (gold-trimmed, of course; she is the First Lady, after all) saying “Kontinuu o, you hear. Then in 2019, come and ask me question. You will know who I am in this house.”
While the balls on the woman might surprise many, it is quite clear that the malcontent emanating from the populace has reached Aso Rock as well.
According to the BBC, in the interview with Naziru Mikailu, Aisha Buhari said: “The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.
“Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.”
Asked to name those who had hijacked the government, she refused, saying: “You will know them if you watch television.”
Not completely raining on her husband’s parade, however, she did praise this administrations works with the emancipation of the North from the choke-hold of Boko Haram. “No-one is complaining about being attacked in their own homes. Thankfully everyone can walk around freely, go to places of worship, etc. Even kids in Maiduguri have returned to schools.”
This one singular act is more powerful than anything her husband has done in 18 months. Aisha Buhari came out and told the truth. Something Nigerians have had far too little of.
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