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President Buhari surrounded by ‘strangers,’ says wife


Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, yesterday blamed the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on ‘strangers’ around her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.

In an interview she reportedly granted the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Aisha said the president is surrounded by people reaping where they did not sow. Many members of the party believe their contribution towards the president’s victory in the last general elections has not been rewarded, Aisha reportedly told the BBC in an interview that was aired yesterday. “This worries us a lot now, she said.

“Because they believe they are the ones who suffered, but are nowhere today. Those who didn’t do anything who don’t even have voters’ card are the ones in position, doing everything.”

The wife of the president was also quoted as saying: “What I am afraid for them is the rebellion of 15 million people,” in an allusion to the number of the people who voted the president into power last year.
Aisha’s spokesman, Mr. Zakari Yau Nadabo, in a telephone chat with The Guardian s last night confirmed that his principal spoke to the BBC on the matter.

“Yes! I can confirm that my principal granted the interview. Although I was not there when she spoke, I listened to a portion of the interview and the voice I heard is that of my principal,” he said. “I am waiting for the whole interview to be aired so that the story can be taken in full context. So as it is now I cannot make comments about it” he declared.Nadabo said many had called him about the interview.

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    • James T

      that is not possible – looted fund was used by some untouchables and other ‘glorified looters’ to bring him to power – So like other politicians and other human beings pmb must know where his bread was buttered.

  • vincentumenyiora

    WHY NOT YOU CALL for these comments and read what the contents are for Nigeria!

    But it goes down to that my thinking and statement – Who do you tell in Nigeria and he/ she is willing to act and do so early otherwise the solution was raised in my 20th Nov. 2010 and again in the 2th Jan 2011 comment/ suggestion if Vanguard can re-publish them and that would have saved Nigeria a lot both financially and lives! For those who nay not access the comments My suggestion was for Buhari to run with Jonathan as his Vice so as to complete Shehu Shagari’s term as a compromising stance and heal the wounds for Nigeria politically! I mean they had cases/ instances in the U.S. political history when candidates, even though DEMOCRATS were accepted to be fielded for elections as Republican candidate – president Regan I believe, was one of such candidates – correct me if you may! Yes, I did make the suggestion at that crucial moment in our history when the NPLF could not all accept Jonathan – you wonder what might have become of Nigeria by now, folks! I made that suggestion to allow for Jonathan to mature more about the psyche of Nigeria politicians!

    But like I said: Who are you to make suggestion in Nigeria even where what you’re saying/ said will help solve problems – as in my New one?

    SO HERE WE ARE, THE EUPHORIA IS ABOUT TO COLLAPSING and we shall return to reality – thank goodness that Nigerian Money is now under (TSA) watch dog!

    • Nebukadineze Adiele

      This is a dumb suggestion, period. Neither Jonathan nor Buhari could be VP, having been presidents at various times. The idea of completing Shagari’s tenure is not just dumb but also backward — nations move on, not go back to finishing off what was not completed three decades prior.

  • sadisu mallam Gabdo

    Its important for a wife to confine herself to her domestic house affairs, otherwise, any act done by her will be consder as either the position of her husband or that of the government. MASUGUDU SUGUDU.

    • Nebukadineze Adiele

      Your comment is primitive, stupid, and misogynistic. The belief that a woman is synonymous with “domestic” in 2016 is not just boorish, it is also symbolic of Neanderthal’s characteristic exhibition. Sadisu Malam Gabdo is a douche who should be chased into Sambista forest for being too primitive to exist in 2016 Nigeria.

  • Alpha Dinni Thanni

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ” AND SHE REFUSED TO GIVE US THE NAMES OF THE SAID STRANGERS ”,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, please Aisha stay quiet .

  • MUkintu

    What a tragedy! This woman is talking about 15 million people who probably voted for Mr Buhari. This is in a country of 170 million.people. That represents about 8.8% of Nigeria’s population. That is the paradox of that election and the reason for the current heat on Buhari and his party the APC.

  • Osanebi Osakuni

    Yet another manifestation of a mental indolent . This woman is still counting on the number of 15 Million disappointed Nigerians. Sorry!

  • vincentumenyiora

    Nebukadineze Adiele – Sorry’o Nebukadineze in you I can see the confirmation of the proverbial story we were told about this man in the Bible! Check my comment, I was merely citing example of what could have been the situation/ position of Nigeria if they had taken by advice not that it should be done now! Surprising that it is only you that could not understand my comment as it indeed happened in that early years of the political engineering in Nigeria otherwise you won’t be where you are today with corruption! I said in my comment which others read with you, that they should read what I posted that early that could have saved you people all the mumbo-jumbo going on in the county presently! That is, if you accepted my solution then in 2009/10 obviously the minds of all those involved in the scheming now would have been under control – a kind of ‘sobriety’ would have prevailed, and perhaps Buhari could have arrested the situation more effectively (under control) including the Niger Delta problem, without the kind of bizarre reports coming out of Nigeria involving Judges!

    So Nebuka’ hedere is the problem of Nigeria – you can not comprehend things that easikly and therefore you have remained in that higgledy-piggledy oposition all this while kpe le’o! Bami se’o – Olu wa jor bawa tun Nigeria seoo!

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  • vincentumenyiora

    Nebukadineze Adiele Should be told the I posted my comment in the light of if we had sought the right solution decision earlier as I suggested it, Nigeria may not have come to the kind of situation/ grip with both the economic and political problems we now faced with! The boko-haram issue may not have dragged on, the corruption could have been stemmed going by Buhari’s character then the political situation in Niger Delta could well have been dealt with or continued to be handle more appropriately up to date Jonathan still part of the supervisors! Nebukadineze Adiele I am talking about if had implemented the rescue in my way so he should go and read my posting well – that has been part of the problems in Nigeria – not being able to comprehend prose handed in! In fact, if they had accepted my suggestion that early, part of the Confab recommendation would have been in force now (paved way) in the country unknown (oblivious) to me that they were also thinking in the spirit like me! Mark you my suggestion preceded the Confab Meeting – 2010 and Confab Meeting came in 2014! It therefore tells you how far Vincent’s is ahead the thinking in the corridors of power – if you check the website like I said it, my solutions all precede governments policy declarations!

  • vincentumenyiora

    Nebukadineze Adiele – It appears you have seen my point – I did not hear from you again! Think for a moment, if they had taken to my suggestion during that period of debates and disagreement after OBJ and they retained Dr. Ngozi Okonjo -Iweala as the Finance Minister because we heard that she even advised OBJ on how to ‘conserve’ foreign exchange in the Energy-power projects (vide Due process) and for that advice OBJ demoted her, obviously Buhari would have done a lot for Nigeria vis-a-vos his corruption mantra now! So, you see, not all of us are thinking properly and it is not surprising it is manifesting in you also! It is part reason why I said that I submitted solutions for Nigeria that early, in case you want to criticize my comments in future to read the contents well before you post your critique!