President Muhammadu Bihari has officially reacted to his wife’s
controversial interview on BBC Hausa service.
According to TheCable News, while reacting to his wife’s comments to
newsmen in Germany the president who is on a three-day visit to the country, said;
“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room,” he joked.
“I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It is not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government,” Buhari said.
We’ve made available a copy of Aisha Buhari BBC Interview Paper which contains the full text of the interview translated in English.
In the so much talked about interview, Mrs. Buhati expressed doubt
about her willingness to support her husband’s second term bid should
he contest in 2019 due to what she described as Powerful caucus.
The Nigeria’s first lady also claimed that her husband does not know
majority of the people who are appointed to his government.
“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,” Mrs Aisha was quoted to have told BBC.
Though there were reports in the media on the government’s attempt to stop the airing of the interview on BBC Hausa service. The Country’s National Assembly was also reported to have made deliberate aattempts to foist the release of the interview as well as some strong politicians.
Reacting seems to be the only card left for the president to play, and the nature in which he executed it calmed a lot of tension already building up in the minds of Nigerians and in the social media.
The president left the country on Thursday evening and he is expected back to the Country on Sunday.