Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has weighed in on the ongoing crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, berating her husband’s actions which she said are leading to disappointment and frustration.
Mrs. Buhari made this known during an interview with BBC Hausa, which was partly aired on Tuesday, Mrs. Buhari is heard criticizing her husband saying that those behind the crisis felt aggrieved that they laboured for, and helped the APC to power in 2015, but received no compensation.
Speaking further, the first lady stated her fears of a rebellion of the millions of masses who voted for president Buhari. The interview will be fully aired on Friday, 14 October.
BBC:‘ Our listeners, before we continue, this is an announcement (interlude). It is almost 2 years since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari administration. But some people are complaining that they do not understand which direction the government is facing. This same sentiment was expressed by the closest person to the President.
Aisha Buhari: “Some people have been dividing the heads (causing disunity) amongst the members of APC, and this is giving us problems at the moment. This is because many in the party feel they were the ones who worked for the emergence of the President, but they were nowhere to be found today. Those who did not undergo any trouble, those who do not even have voter’s card, are the ones sitting pretty well on top of everybody…What I am afraid for them is the rebellion of 15 million people… Whether the President know this or not, those who voted for him know. There is nothing I am going to tell him, after all, he can see. Of all the people he appointed, assuming they are 50, if you ask him; he didn’t know more than 5. Even me I don’t know them, and I have been with him (the President) for 27 years”.
Asked whether the President told her of his 2019 plans, the First Lady said she wasn’t told anything. “But I have already taken my own decision”, she said.