President Muhammadu Buhari while in a pressconference during his visit to Germany, was asked questions about his wife’s criticisms on his government. He responded saying his wife belonged to his kitchen, living room and the other room.
“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room. It’s not easy to do away with your opposition or people who have not followed you along your campaign trail,” said President Muhammadu Buhari.
The German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was standing right next to him seemed to glare at him, with a “not so sure” gaze. It came out like a joke, giving his laughing gesture. If this was a joke, President Muhammadu Buhari might need to put his sense of humour on check. To even think that this came out just three days after the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child meant to focus on the plight of disadvantaged girls all over the world.
Aisha Buhari (wife of President Muhammadu Buhari) was asked in an interview on BBC Hausa why things have not been working since her husband came to power. Here’s what she had say:
“I am not a government official, but in my opinion as a woman, and a mother, I think it is well known that the first 4 years are not going to be easy. Firstly, it was people that brought the government into power. More than half of those people were not appointed into the government. Some people that are not politicians nor professionals were brought into the government. They don’t even know what we said we want and what we don’t during the campaign. They even come out to say they are not politicians but are occupying the offices meant for politicians. Some have parted with their wives, some lost their children, some women too have parted with their husbands because of politics. A lot happened during the time. The way things are going I am not happy. We are just starting, we have not finished. Some people that worked for the government have been appointed, but among those heading government agencies, one is fighting his state governor. They contested together during elections, one in APC while the other in PDP”
Read the full interview here