Aisha Buhari ‘First Lady exposed her husband to shame and ridicule,’ Group says

Mrs Buhari said that her husband’s government has been hijacked by a cabal of people with selfish interests.

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A group of women has criticized First Lady, Aisha Buhari over the comments she made about her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari during an interview with BBC.

Mrs Buhari had said that her husband’s government had been hijacked by a cabal of people with selfish interests.

In response, the Adamawa League of Women Empowerment accused the First Lady of breaching “the norms and values of a decent housewife of a serving president.”

The group made the comments on Thursday, October 27, during a press briefing in Yola, Adamawa State.

The group’s statement reads in part:

“It is also necessary to point out that Aisha Buhari’s media outburst has breached the norms and values of a decent house wife of a serving president. In fact, she has set a bad precedent, as no president’s wife in Nigeria has ever exposed her husband to this state of shame and ridicule.

“However, we would like to use this forum to reiterate our total support for and cooperation with President Muhammadu Buhari in his effort to restore the lost glory of Nigeria as the giant of Africa.

 “It is against this backdrop, that we collectively faulted Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s BBC interview because it is ill-timed, counter-productive and was done in bad taste. Consequently, Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s action negates the spirit of Pula’aku, modesty and decorum which are virtues of Fulani.”

Mrs Buhari had also threatened not to support her husband in 2019 if the situation was not addressed.

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However, President dismissed his wife’s comments during an official trip to Germany saying that she belongs in the kitchen and not in politics.

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