Buhari Laughs Off Wife’s Criticism


President Muhammadu Buhari has laughed off the comments attributed to his wife, Aisha, during an interview with the British Broadcast Corporation, BBC, saying that “she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”

The wife of the president had implied in the interview that the President was not totally in charge of the government, saying that “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.”

Asked whether she would support the President for a second term bid, she replied: “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.”



    Reacting to the comments during a joint press briefing with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the Associated Press, AP, reported that Buhari laughed it off and 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.”

    Buhari also said that he has much more political experience than his wife, “so I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded.

    “It’s not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government,” he added.

    The comments by the Wife of the president have generated a lot of debate since the interview was aired.

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