Aisha Buhari Reveals – Why I threatened not to support my husband for a 2nd term
Hajia Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Buhari, has disclosed the reason why she slammed the President in public and threatened to take her support for his Husband re-election bid.
it can be recalled that in 2016, Mrs. Buhari was granted an interview to BBC Hausa where she wasn’t happy with her husband’s administration.
In the interview, Aisha Buhari said that she would not support his husband if he seeks re-election unless he changes his policies in ruling the country.
“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. I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN.” MRS BUHARI SAID DURING THE INTERVIEW
However, in her acceptance letter that she sent to Vanguard newspaper who just made her their person of the year 2017, Mrs. Buhari said she would now support his husband bid for re-election.
“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. 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 STATED IN HER LETTER
And also recently in January 2018, the First lady on her Twitter handle @aishambuhari reposted videos of two senators slammed the Federal Government. The post, however, had mixed reactions with many people asking if the official twitter handle of the President’s wife has been hacked.