The wife of Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has warned her husband on his administrative policies in a BBC interview being released today. The article is captioned, “Nigeria’s President Buhari warned by first lady.”
The BBC said, “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife has warned him that she may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government.”
In the BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president “does not know” most of the top officials he has appointed and that the government had been hijacked, saying a “few people” were behind presidential appointments. Nigerians have been irritated that Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura is the defacto president, in charge of all appointment and the running of the government.
The BBC further stated that Buhari’s wife’s “decision to go public with her concerns will shock many people, but it shows the level of discontent with the president’s leadership, according to the BBC’s Naziru Mikailu.’
‘In the interview with Naziru Mikailu, Mrs 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.”
‘She said people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were now appointed to top posts because of the influence a “few people” wield.
“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.”
“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.“‘ see story in BBC