In her yet-to-be aired interview with BBC Hausa, Mrs Aisha Buhari is quoted to have said that if things continued the way they presently are, she will never come out to canvass for women to vote for her husband if he decides to seek a second term. BBC quotes her as saying:
“He is yet to tell me 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.”
Asked what she regarded as the government’s major achievement, she said it was to improve security in the north-east where militant Islamist group Boko Haram has waged an insurgency since 2009.
“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,”she said Aisha Buhari in the interview said people who did not share the vision of the ruling 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.”
Asked to name those who had ‘hijacked’ her husband’s 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.”