Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has declared that her interests lie in the success of her husband’s government, despite controversies.
Aisha made this known on Thursday at Beneshiek, headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area, LGA, of Borno state at the flag off of nutritional foods and household utensils to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs who recently returned to their communities.
Recall that Mrs. Buhari had in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service alleged that her husband’s administration had been hijacked, adding that she would not campaign for his re-election in 2019 if he does not rejig his cabinet.
But Buhari had during a joint Press conference he had with the German Chancellor, Angela Markel at his three-day visit to Berlin, responded to a question regarding his wife’s remark, saying his wife belongs in his kitchen, living room and the other room.
The comment by Buhari that his wife belongs in his kitchen had sparked controversies across the country.
However, in what appeared like a response to the heat generated by her interview and apparently her first public reaction, Aisha said, “What I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration and he can’t do it alone, except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party.”
While citing an example with herself going forward, Aisha advised wives of political leaders, governors, legislators, local government chairmen and counselors to work closely with their husbands for the well-being of the people.
“I am happy that the flag off of the food distribution took place. It is in fulfillment of my husband’s campaign promise to resettle displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency and rescue all citizen abducted or held by Boko Haram including the Chibok girls.
“We thank almighty Allah that we have started fulfilling some of the campaign promises that we made. This is the essence of leadership; you make a promise and then fulfilled it.
“We thank my dear husband who makes sure peace is returned to the northeast states,” the president’s wife added.