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My Husband Will Not Tamper with Office of First Lady When He is President – Aisha Buhari




Mrs-Aisha-BuhariThe wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Aisha Buhari, says her husband will not tamper with the office of the ‘First Lady,’ if it is constitutionally recognised.

Buhari stated this to newsmen on the sidelines of the inaugural meeting of the APC women presidential campaign initiative held in Abuja on Saturday.

She was reacting to her husband, Muhammadu Buhari‘s promise to scrap the office of the first lady because according to him, it is unconstitutional and alleged conduit pipe for stealing public funds.

According to her, where such does not exist constitutionally, she will limit her roles to the traditional functions of visiting orphanages and caring for society’s downtrodden as the first lady.

“When my husband is elected as the president of this country, he will rule the country within the rule of law based on the constitution of the country.

“If the office of the first lady is constitutionally recognised, he will not tamper with it, but if it is not that’s okay.

“For me, I will perform my duties and role as the wife of the President of Nigeria traditionally.

“Wives of presidents have some traditional roles, like receiving guests, visiting orphanages, helping the less privileged people.

“They also lead in the fight for the right of women and malnourished children, infant mortality rate, kidnapping and girl-child trafficking,’’ she said.

Buhari also urged the women to unite and cooperate with the men by mobilising women at all levels to ensure success at the February polls.

She urged them to double their efforts in educating other women on how to cast their votes and at the same time be civil in their conducts.

“As I am talking to you now, more than 55 percent of registered voters are women hence, it is imperative to have initiatives like these to mobilise fellow women at the grassroots.

“The meeting will plan campaign activities that will show case the potentials of the women wing in selling the programmes of our great party to the women.

“This will include mobilising women by creating voters awareness, particularly in the area of registration, collection of PVC, identifying the party logo and how to cast their votes,’’ Buhari said.

Also speaking, the wife of the party’s vice-presidential candidate, Oludolapo Osinbajo stressed the need to assist women and the less privileged in the society.

“I am happy that I am a mother, a wife and a sister. It is time to do more than we have been doing; encourage other women so that we all can be mothers of Nigeria.

“Mothers heal, comfort, nurture, provide, and sacrifice. We have this virtue in us and by the grace of God; we will be given the opportunity to express who we are as women.

“We are the ones who set the standard in the family; We decide whether our children will be honest or dishonest.

“We have this opportunity to effect change, not only to change the things that are happening in this nation, we have the opportunity to change ourselves,’’ Osibanjo said.

Present at the inauguration were the wives of the governors of Rivers, Imo and Nasarawa states, the national coordinator of #BringBackOurGirls campaign, and a host of other APC women and supporters.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. terry bouncher

    January 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

    is there any part in Nigerian constitution that give chances of create a first lady office? if No! then it has to put to dibet, If Yes!! than no need for the cause of alarm.

    • Anon

      January 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm


    • bb

      January 26, 2015 at 7:02 pm


  2. thatikwerebabe

    January 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    “Wives of presidents have some traditional roles, like receiving guests, visiting orphanages, helping the less privileged people. They also lead in the fight for the right of women and malnourished children, infant mortality rate, kidnapping and girl-child trafficking,’’

    The above statement shows that there will still be an office for the first lady because you wont do these things with your money.
    I don’t have a problem with the office of the first lady, its an avenue for the president’s wife to be involve in the nation’s affair but there should be proper definition for it, so she doesn’t step out of her boundaries

    • conglomerate

      January 26, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Michelle Obama has her hands-on on children nutrition, without office of the first lady. In our clime, we all know what this office is used for, Siphoning money for faceless and baseless projects.

    • thatikwerrebabe

      January 26, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      whatever they chose to call it, whether office of the first lady or the president’s wife. There should be boundaries or a clear definition of her role. shikena

    • Btfl

      January 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

  3. adelegirl

    January 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Madam, you should have checked with your husband and/or APC advisers before making this statement. APC is one of the fiercest loudest opponents of the Office of the First Lady – official or unofficial.

    • Ada Nnewi

      January 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      I’m sure you can read, please go back and read what she said…She did not contradict her husband’s earlier stance on the issue…

  4. Anon

    January 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Foot in mouth. If left unchecked, Mrs. Buhari will talk and talk tosh.

  5. NSC

    January 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    My take is that First Ladies should know the boundaries in governance.

  6. Hurperyearmie

    January 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm


  7. fleur

    January 26, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Oh Lord, help me. They got me started. Let me cool the steam……… ahem! With reference to the following statement ““We are the ones who set the standard in the family; We decide whether our children will be honest or dishonest.” that story is now old.

    There is a saying that condition make crayfish bend. We can do all we want but what ultimately shapes our decisions are those conditions around you that deny or allow you access to the opportunity to thrive, be human, survive and excel. Chikena. If your kids are great – look at their neighborhood. Do they live in Maroko-like settings? Is their daily companion an ojuelegba worker? Do they dream of bread or do they have to just ask to receive bread? Those are the silent insidious powerful brokers of personal choice and life outcomes – the things that look normal and harmless but they are gradually telling your brain what is okay and what is not okay. Your social and physical environment – what you interact with daily will ultimately shape you. Not daddy and mommy’s floggings or cautioning. APC, una don come oh!!! Its not about the victim abeg.

  8. concerned

    January 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Ok madam, we can only hope

  9. Iris

    January 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Anyone else notice she said ‘when he is president’ and not ‘if’? Have they already taken election ethics to new lows and managed to fix it two whole weeks before time?

    • amaaa

      January 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

      She is speaking prophetically as my daddies and mummies in the lord will sayROTFLOL . Rubbish

  10. amy

    January 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    And what make u think ur husband will win…. Stop Dreaming and wake up..GEJ 2019

  11. Bam Bam

    January 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Hian! The way She said ‘When my husband is president……’ tho…. like The Man has been elected oh! Yimu for U!

  12. Gi

    January 27, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    She looks like the actress Ngozi Ezeonu to me

  13. Duchess

    January 29, 2015 at 1:29 am

    The office of the first lady of America is in their constitution with spelt out roles and duties. *rme*

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