Former Special Assistant to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan on News Media, Reno Omokri, has reacted to Aisha Buhari’s BBC interview in which she warned her husband, the President, that she may not back him at the next presidential election unless he shakes up his government.
Aisha had, in a recent interview with BBC, disclosed that her husband had not told her whether he would contest the 2019 election, saying ‘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.’
In the same interview, Aisha declared that Buhari “does not know” most of the top officials he appointed, and that the government had been hijacked by some persons deciding presidential appointments.
But reacting to this, Omokri referred to the wife of the President as a wailer. It could be recalled that the presidency had referred to those criticizing the present administration as ‘wailers’.
On his Face book page, he wrote: “Wow! This is explosive! Even Buhari’s wife has turned to a wailer!
“Aisha Buhari has told the BBC what we have been saying all these months. You need to watch/read this interview! It is well worth your time!
“Let me just give you excerpts ‘Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife has warned him that she may not back him at the next election.
“In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president “does not know” most of the top officials he has appointed. She suggested the government had been hijacked, saying a “few people” were behind presidential appointments…’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.’”
“His 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, says the BBC’s Naziru Mikailu in the capital, Abuja.
“Now, will all those who have had a field day attacking me for my criticism also attack the First Lady?” he quizzed.


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  • myke oghene

    Aisha’s BBC interview and her expression of concern about her husband’s appointees shows her sincerity and the straightforwardness of the President. How many Presidents in Nigeria had restrained their wives from unnecessary self-advertisement under the guise of First Lady? Even the Governors brandish their wives as first ladies and loot state treasuries. This is not in our culture yet the situation was Obasanjo’s making as a way of pillaging the financial resources of the country through available avenues. Nigerians applaud Aisha’s action and the overt acceptance by her husband (the President). It shows they have nothing to hide and direct repudiation of pretentious living.