First Lady Reveals She May Not Support Her Husband’s Re-Election

Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari

Wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari has hinted that she may not support her husband for the 2019 presidential bid if he does not reshuffle his cabinet.

In an interview with the British Broadcast Corporation, BBC, Aisha implied that most of the people currently heading government ministries and agencies were foisted on the president.

“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.”

“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.

“You will know them if you watch television,” she said.

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.”

The wife of the president however commended Buhari for the gains so far recorded in the fight against terrorism in the northeast region of the country.

“No-one is complaining about being attacked in their own homes,” she said

“Thankfully everyone can walk around freely, go to places of worship, etc. even kids in Maiduguri have returned to schools.”

When she was asked whether she was convinced that her husband was in charge of his government, Aisha replied: “That is left for the people to decide.”



    The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has indeed had a rough ride since assumption of office in May 2015.

    The decline in the international price of crude oil has also not helped matters, Nigeria being a mono-economic country.

    Already the economic recession currently being experienced in the country seem to have worsened matters as unemployment is on the rise as investors continue to lose money.

    However, the President constantly assures citizens that the economic challenges facing the nation will be a blessing in disguise as it would enable the country to diversify its economy.

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