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Friday, 14 October 2016

Aisha Buhari Says She Will not Back Her Husband in 2019 “If things continue the way they are” | Pres. Buhari Responds: “She belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room”

Oh wow!

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the BBC Interview where his wife, Aisha Buhari said she may not back him if he decides to contest in 2019.

She had said that if Buhari does not shake up his cabinet and things continue the way they are, she’ll not campaign for him like she did before.

The Associated Press reports that he 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.”

Aisha made her position known in an interview with BBC’s Naziru Mikailu in Abuja.

“He is yet to tell me (if he’ll contest in 2019) 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 audio released earlier this week, Aisha said that Buhari does not know most of the top officials in his administration, adding that a “few people” were behind presidential appointments.

“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,” she said in the interview.

She said people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were now appointed to top posts because of the influence a “few people” wield.

“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,” she said.

Asked to name those who had hijacked the government, she refused, saying: “You will know them if you watch television.”

On whether the president was in charge, she said: “That is left for the people to decide.”

On the major achievement of the Buhari-led administration, Aisha said:

“No-one is complaining about being attacked in their own homes. Thankfully everyone can walk around freely, go to places of worship, etc. Even kids in Maiduguri have returned to schools.”

...culled from Bella Naija. 



  1. AB: "Boo, why are Nigerians boiling?"

    PMB: "Phree Dem Boo. I belong to ephrybody and nobody, you belong in zha kitchen and zha ozha room".

    1. Aisha zha dhodho iz bhurning in zha kishin.leep ol ziz fiful of neidjiria alon.*changes the station to CNN.letmi watch and learn how to fight ziz kworapshin fiful of djonaten rejim.

    2. Hahahaha ... you and memphis won't kill me o....

  2. It is appalling reading this kind of response from Buhari, guess it shouldn't be. Quite typical of him to trivialise a serious issue.

    Very sickening that somebody so close to him could be telling him some truth and he will be stiff necked about it, I am sure the woman must have been telling him all these in the corners of their home.

    It is well.

    1. I don't think Aisha Buhari should have publicly said what she said. What response was she expecting? They've just managed to turn this to a big drama. And now trust Nigerian men with their big fragile egos to always hold on to the fact that women belong to the kitchen since the president said it anyways

    2. Yes, I agree with you that Aisha Buhari should not have gone that route but the president should not have followed her to the market place!
      A simple caution in the corners of their home (if she has mentioned it before) would have prevented the woman from going public except she is fighting for something else, in which case Buhari still should not have followed her.

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  4. I commend her speaking out yet something about her statements is bothersome.

    Is her annoyance borne out of the fact that things not going well with the nation or is it merely because they're a lot of people she 'doesn't know' personally nor are members of APC occupying positions?

    There's an undertone I am getting.

    Anyway, we want the job done and very well at that.

    Oh, let's be reminded, that a professional who isn't a politician can occupy a position and produce results. If you want to know them, request their Resume and plans.

  5. Look at the president of my country making disparaging remarks about his wife but that is not my problem
    My problem is with those who will still defend him.

  6. What an honorary wailer. Never thought this wld ever happen. It gets worse before it gets better bla bla


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