President Buhari surrounded by ‘strangers,’ says wife

President Buhari surrounded by ‘strangers,’ says wife


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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