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Aisha Buhari Says “PDP is Using Religion as a Cover to Loot Nigeria”



Aisha and Adams

Apc Women rally: From left: Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and wife of APC presidential candidate, Hajia Aisha Buhari, during Apc Women rally, at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.

Aisha Buhari, wife of APC presidential aspirant, Muhammadu Buhari, has accused PDP of using religion as a front to loot Nigeria.

She made this statement during an APC rally in Benin city, Edo State held at the Ogbemudia Stadium yesterday, Vanguard reports.

Here are excerpts from her speech:

“They have been painting Buhari black using religion, but I am happy today that Nigerians have discovered that PDP is using religion as a cover to loot Nigeria. They have grounded the country. Whoever talks to you about religion in this country is a liar, he wants to loot. He wants to loot the little resources Nigerians will enjoy. Say no to religious politics, they are using it to deceive the people.

When my husband is elected, insecurity, girl child trafficking, suffering of widows in the South-East will come to an end. There must be a cultural design that will accommodate widows in the South-East and a policy that will make a girl child comfortable in this country. Our girls do not need to leave Nigeria to prostitute abroad, it is not our portion. Our portion is to train our children to be future leaders.

Girl child trafficking can be considered as one of our problems in the South-South zone. I know there is unemployment here too. Unemployment is the major cause of brain drain and girl child trafficking. Gen. Buhari is a leader, he led Nigeria years ago and he is coming back now to sanitise the system. For those who are saying that he is coming to jail Nigerians, I don’t know what their fear is.

They should not be afraid because we are all yearning for change. There is insecurity in the country, bad healthcare system, decay in the educational sector and there are other basic necessities that our people are lacking. I think Nigeria needs Buhari now.”
Photo Credit: Vanguard/Barnabas Uzosike


  1. Omolade

    March 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Can u all see wat we av bn missing for d past 6 years, my future 1st lady God bless Nigeria, God bless ur household.

    • vivian

      March 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

      she had an opportunity as a former first lady to change things during her time, sex slavery, child trafficking was high then because girls where scared of marrying men they do not love? how many schools did her husband build in his time as a head of state? how many time did she come out to promote girl education or gender equality? have you even been to the north? they have the highest rate of VVF there why? the only weapon that can change the world is education and not prison.

    • Kats

      March 20, 2015 at 11:11 am

      @vivian, go and read your history first. She was never First Lady of Nigeria

    • Anon

      March 20, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Do some research Vivian. She wasn’t his wife when he was the head of state. His late wife was so quiet and didn’t court publicity.

    • tommy

      March 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

      she wasnt married to buhari when he was president. please always check your facts before you come and make ignorant comments.


      March 20, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      We are certain people like you dubbed to pass your exams because if you didn’t you would probably not make this silly statement.. OLODO OSHI.
      I would be really sad if you actually graduated from school but things have come to CHANGE your CHILDREN wont have the opportunity to DUB!

    • Tinu

      March 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      You don’t even know history. Are you related to patience Jonathan? You sound like her!

    • bbz

      March 20, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      @ vivian,
      you for do your research first na…
      Ah i can see you are among the people that just decide to follow follow without having a mind of your own. Please my dear try and do your own research before you decide to make a point.

    • bee

      March 21, 2015 at 2:33 am

      oh wow!!!! and to think 381 ignorant,clueless,blind followers liked your comment???? that even makes it sadder

    • Kats

      March 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Yes she is right, They cometo the south and tells us not to vote for Buhari because he wants to Islamist Nigeria while Sambo went to rallies in the North and told them not to vote for Buhari because his Vice Presidential candidate Osinbajo’s is a Christian with Churches! The video of Sambo saying that is on YouTube by the way. Imagine a Vice President saying such a thing!Chai see the type of politics they are playing

    • Kats

      March 20, 2015 at 11:09 am


  2. ada nnewi

    March 20, 2015 at 8:39 am

    You can always tell when a brilliant woman speaks…

  3. honey

    March 20, 2015 at 8:43 am

    This is the kind of poise i expect of a First lady. Not some people that i cant mention.

    • Na me be dis!

      March 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

      “That some people you can’t mention” is first lady and not anyone else. What is wrong with her? FYI, the majority of Nigerian women married to men of power are like her or worse. So, a good representation. I thought the first lady, according to “the woman of poise” husband is not supposed to have a place in his government; what is she doing frolicking with “men” in campaigns?

  4. nene+

    March 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Madam go and take several seats!!!!!! I have been listening to you blabs.
    Thot your aged husband said no seat for his first lady yet you go about campaigning.

    Shows your husband is not a man of his word!
    You have said” PDP have no people”

    I blame my Yoruba people for making a 150 cattle rearer a presidential candidate. A single man with baggage more than that of an entire nation.

    A failed man, a man who borrowed 27million but his wife donated 135million drug.
    I have been in APC horrible traffic right in Oriental hotel. For over 45min

    You know what Buhari will only go as far as Mitt Romney and Isaac Herzbog.

    GEJ all the way!

    • honey

      March 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

      APC horrible traffic for 45min and you are complaining. I work on Awolowo road Ikoyi and each time Jonathan and his goons come to Lagos it is untold hardship for hours.
      Park well madam, Jona and is Mama Aggression is going back to Otuoke.
      It is the cattle rearer we want because we have tried PhD holder and e no work.

  5. India

    March 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

    At least this one sounds coherent when she talks unlike “mama peace”

  6. jgirl

    March 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I think this Aisha should stop at this point and never use religion as a yardstick plllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. jgirl

    March 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

    still prfer GEJ to Buhari anytime any day

  8. vivian

    March 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

    how many of your Muslims sisters are in school ? which religion practice early marriages most in Nigeria ?was it goodluck government that introduced early marriages or the believe by Muslims that ladies are meant to be wives, slaves to men and just bear kids for them? why didn’t buhari condemn yehrima or other prominent men that marry girls below 15years? why didn’t you speak out about gender equality when your husband was a head of state? why did he preach about sharia? why couldn’t your husband build schools when he was a head of state? madam why didn’t you help the girl child education? some of your brothers are the richest in Africa and yet the north is the poorest even in terms of education? your young girls are suffering due to early marriages, gender problems and education what did you do to help as a former first lady?you had your opportunity of changing things in your time as a first lady but you couldn’t , too bad.

    • me

      March 20, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Hi there,
      Valid questions but try to get your facts right.

      ”why didn’t you speak out about gender equality when your husband was a head of state?… your young girls are suffering due to early marriages, gender problems and education what did you do to help as a former first lady?you had your opportunity of changing things in your time as a first lady but you couldn’t , too bad.”

      Aisha Buhari has never been first lady. As head of state, Buhari’s only wife and the first lady was Safinatu Buhari. Aisha is Buhari’s second wife, whom he married after his divorce from Safinatu in 1988.

    • mi

      March 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Hello Bae,
      Could you be Sahara? Defender of APC? Girl take a sit.

    • Missy J

      March 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

      I made a decision never to reply ignoramuses but Lord I couldn’t get pass this one. Your ignorance speaks volume.
      Aisha has never been a first lady. Buhari ruled from 1983-1985 and he got married to Aisha in 1988, biko get your facts right.
      Lol asking Aisha why she didn’t do this and that is like asking your mum why she hasn’t helped girl child education and child trafficking and your Dad what he has contributed to finding the abducted chibok girls, in fact all those questions you asked just direct them to your parents and see how much sense you made.

    • MayGodsWillBeDone

      March 21, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      @Missy J, ur upbringing is faulty. Attack anybody all u want but to diss their parents? Haba! That speaks much……..

    • Blessmyheart

      March 20, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Well, she wasn’t the first lady when Buhari was the military head of state. I think Buhari divorced his first wife because she took money from Babangida or something like that. This election needs to come and go. Anyhow it turns out, God help us.

  9. mzyinkis

    March 20, 2015 at 9:45 am

    @BN….she never mentioned ‘PDP’ is using religion to loot money,she said ‘they’….i think you should pls do your research well before writing….verification is key.

    • Missy J

      March 20, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Eheeeennn thank you!! I thought I was just hallucinating cause when saw BN headies I was like ” Aisha never mentioned PDP in her speech” but I dusted it off quickly. Good to know my brain still functions properly.

  10. Keysha

    March 20, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Abegi what good thing did your husband do to Nigeria when he was president apart from to commit homicide! Please take several seats madam!

  11. Reverse

    March 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

    i doubt this one was the first lady the first time around! Now she won’t stop talking…

  12. Joe

    March 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

    GEJ any day any time

  13. Missy J

    March 20, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Mama Peace come and watch and learn, incase you’re been given another chance. This is how to address issues without throwing shades unlike you who said “one haija”.
    Aisha was being realistic and that is how the world is. No country is crimes free but the prosecutors don’t go unpunished. If we must live in a near crime free environment PERPETUATORS of crimes must be punished, emphasis on Perpetuators cause Mama Peace made it sound if every citizen will be jailed whether guilty or нет. Now at this point can Mr president and wife return from their fairy land and join us on Earth?? GEJ once said he’s looking forward to a Nigeria were there will be no prisons..#dropsMic&walk away#

  14. ignorance is no excuse

    March 20, 2015 at 10:28 am

    hmnnnn,so funny Vivian. freedom of speech u’ ll cal this story u wrote bt pls learn not to try being an authority on what u have no idea about. your comment shows u re as ignorant as the northerners in their practice of Islam

  15. Omolade

    March 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    @Vivian, ow old re u?

  16. Paloma

    March 20, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Reading comments and learning……. moreover @Vivian u don hear am today ooooo

  17. Paloma

    March 20, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Secondly, BN using *PDP* is not their fault that is how it is being posted on Vanguard.

  18. sass

    March 20, 2015 at 11:46 am

    1. the first lady when buhari was there was his ex-wife. He divorced her because she pleaded on his behalf for Babangida to release this anuofia called Buhari from prison. talk about pride. If Babangida had killed him like others they would have said his wife didn’t do her wively duties, she did and got divorce as her esteemed reward.

    2. Aaisha Buhari , those of us from South-South do not blame you. You will stop prostitution. Oniranu. Those girls who prostitute have a choice. The small small hausa girls that are sold to older men and dumped when they get VVF from having kids too early in life however do not. Face that work first before you come and insult south south people.

    3. I thought you told us you would only receive guests if you become first lady. your husband also assured us that there would no longer be an office of the first lady. you people haven’t even reached there yet you have been making noise up and down. we are getting you.

    • i no send

      March 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      you sound angry and very ignorant. and obnoxious…..unfortunately you exemplify majority of people

  19. Beeeee

    March 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    All of a sudden madam Buhari has started speaking abi? The impact of mama Peace is felt everywhere. She might not speak English the way you want her to, she may not carry herself the way you want her to but that’s because she is real and she does not pretend to be someone she’s not. Millions of women relate to her. Grandmothers in the village, market women and even city women everywhere can relate to her. In my opinion, this is why we are seeing reports of madam Buhari speaking these last couple of days. And please madam Buhari, the rot in this country started years before Jonathan became president. His predecessors, including your husband are responsible for that. When your husband campaigned in 2011, did he go to the south? Madam queen of religion. Now because he is desperate for power, he is going to the south and wearing our clothes. What do you expect me to think? What was his reason for not campaigning in the south? It wasn’t religion I’m sure…….mschewwwww…..Now some tailor has put you inside blouse and “2wrapper” and all of a sudden, we are all one. If APC wins, I hope that we will still be one when you people start handing out the government contracts and transforming Nigeria in 4 years. Oh yeah and since your husband is such a powerhouse, I hope that he will outlaw your useless perverts from marrying our underage girls and destroying their future. You go tell me weda na Jona start prostitution for Nigeria. Infact, Jonathan is the reason why no English team made it to Champions League.

    • Beeeee

      March 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      *not “outlaw”, I meant “stop”

    • S!

      March 21, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      I hate when people say problems started before Jonathan. And so? He has ruled this country for 6 years now. What has he done to address these said problems? Buhari ruled for just 2 years in the 80s.
      Jonathan was and is still president when Yerima made that useless statement which was also around the same time child marriage was brought to major light and what did he still do or what has he done about it?

  20. Dom!!!!

    March 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    May this elections come quick and pass I beg, tired of all these. MTCHEWWWW

  21. Busarni

    March 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    All I know is that what happened in Israel will happen in Nigeria. Hype all you want, rant all you want; a winning team can never be changed. Deal with it.

  22. Taipan

    March 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Aisha Buhari, i admire your beauty and polished English, but my dear PDP has done alot for d north and empowering women, do you know d 1st female Chief justice of the federation in d history our naija was from d north? check history madam, i know its paining you that a Christian is ruling the country….behind every successful man there is a strong woman like mama peace, its not abt beauty and queens English but no accommodation for you and yur husband in Aso rock , pls try again later as usual.

  23. Me

    March 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Vivian that wants to come across as so intelligent but suddenly make your self look so foolish. Ask if you don’t know, don’t always rush to attack or reply first as no price is given, slow to write but make sense when you do. Don’t kill the messenger and give her some credit, she has a right to speak on behalf of her husband and what he stands for , finally like so many of my friends on BN has told you, she wasn’t yet married to him then………… so with you all the way madam

  24. what wil b wil b

    March 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    The so called Buhari has ruled this country for 8yrs and he is desperate to rule again just like as his confussionist friend Obj did. Buhari has failed two consecutive attempt of becoming a president under duress, to tell u how eager he is he went ahead and gathered other paties and formed Apc to enabled him have his way in Aso rock what a barbaric act. Pls let the past leaders give room to those who has never being in that seat to all so enjoy it weather hot or cold. As for madam Aisha I know how much ready ur waiting to become d first lady but think twice.
    Nobi one person get naijaoo

    • ada nnewi

      March 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      You are an ignoramus! Where in your history books did you read that Buhari ruled for 8 years…Majority of GEJ supporters are simply ignorant!

    • Tola

      March 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      @what wil b wil be, chai are you really that ignorant! When did Buhari rule for 8years! I give up on the ignorance of Gej’s supporters

  25. peyton

    March 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Aisha Buhari get your facts right
    1. Prostitution is not your problem, the girls are well over 18 and they have a right to what they choose to do with their bodies. Now Female Genital Mutilation was popular in Edo State in 1999 and in that Administration it was addressed and a law banning it was passed.
    However child marriages are popular in the North infact it is embedded deeply in your religion it is the sole reason your husband and many others like him have kept silent. I take this very personal because I understand what you are trying to play at especially when you choose to visit Edo State.If your husband who speaks of change has never not for one second condemned child marriages and neither have you, then please remain silent. Before you are bothered about girls sleeping with who ever they choose to sleep with you should speak to your own people and tell them to pass laws banning child marriages. Charity begins at home. Like someone said it is very obvious that your husband and his party are feeling the competition from Patience because suddenly you are everywhere speaking and campaigning.

    • Beeee

      March 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Don’t know if you are a man or woman, but I love you…..

    • Bobo

      March 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Yes prostitution is a choice, but a choice driven by poverty, unemployment etc. No child dreams of becoming a prostitute!!!

      Child marriages have nothing to do with RELIGION…. to be exact..Islam. Get your facts straight.! Muslims account for 49% of Nigeria’s population…..NORTH SOUTH WEST EAST.

    • mi

      March 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks dear…
      she married him at 15…
      She should have left after she realised it was wrong… she should have started the campaign with her daughter years back…
      but noo… she just waiting to be in power first…

      Grow some balls .. you and your daughters start campaigning against it naaaa

    • S!

      March 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Not every prostitute is over 18. Some prostitutes over 20 are still forced to prostitute. They are made to swear stupid oaths and threatened. So I think prostituition is a valid point! Let’s not forget trafficking too.
      Again I ask what has Jonathan done about child marriage? In his 6 years in seat what has he done? When child marriage was brought to light with all the various campaigns what did Jonathan do? Isn’t that North part of nigeria? Doesn’t he have jurisdiction in Northen Nigeria?
      Buhari was a president in the 80s. In that decade most women from all regions of Nigeria married early. If you know people that married in that decade, check their ages.
      Now isn’t it change that Buhari has been preaching all along? You ask what has he done? Vote for him to give him a chance to do something!

    • mi

      March 21, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Oh please… take a hot seat…
      Child bride issue is nothing the president can handle… Muslims like it… It is their religion..If he stops it they’ll say he is changing what the prophet said and cause war… Please be wise

    • Bimbo

      March 21, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Why would she go to Edo state and be talking about the problems of girls in the North? Is it not what affects women in Edo state she should talk about? It would be really stupid of her to campaign in Edo with kano state issues?

  26. nene+

    March 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    @ Lovely we have said the same thing that road infrastucture in Lagos is poor! Isn’t it why there is a stampede when people are going to simple work? Was Jonathan VI today too????
    My dear Lagos govt failed to build road and no lies about that!

    How about Lagos subs do Jonathan also visit those areas also?

    Call spade a spade Fashola and Tinubu bottled has up Lagosian and people like you have chosen to live with it. Jonathan visited other states and life didn’t stop in those states.

    Obviously you are one of those who feel Jonathan should not visit Lagos. I laugh out loud.

    What has Buhari been doing in Lagos???

    My sympathy to all who are urinating on themselves on Jonathan visits to Lagos. He is the president of Nigeria and that includes Lagos.

    Jonathan will visit again and again and again.

    GEJ till 2019

  27. Truth Teller

    March 20, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Just look how some of you have drifted because of the hate you have. Mrs Buhari was in Edo, discussing the factual and glaring problems of the girl child there, why should she be discussing child marriage which is common in the North? Please void yourselves of any bias, get your facts right, desist from baseless arguments, and hold on to the truth. Watch the video and hear what she actually said.

  28. whatwillbewillbe

    March 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I would like to state first of all that whatwillbewillbe is diffferent from what will b will b..
    Secondly, everybody has a choice and will support who they will and that’s fine, what is not fine is people not being able to stand other people who have a different view. Common people live and let live, sun shines on pro GEJ and GMB alike, and the Country belongs to us all.. We can get our points across without insults.
    Finally, I belive Aisha Buhari has a right to campaign for her husband. I actually believe its a very important role and I’m a firm believer of better late than never, afterall our people say na wen person wake be the person morning.

  29. whatwillbewillbe

    March 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Btw, I just noticed my Avatar keeps changing. I comment with either my phone or my laptop and I usually see a green Avatar, but now na wine abi which colour BN dash me. BN biko is it possible to have just one Avatar and if it is, how do I go about getting it? Thanks

    • Beeeee

      March 21, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Make sure your email address is correct. My avatar also changed when I missed a letter in my email address…..that should help.

  30. nnenne

    March 21, 2015 at 1:25 am

    After reading her speech, am going away with one thing. ..she THINKS Nigeria needs Buhari.
    Yours faithfully, KNOWS, ASSERTS that GEJ will win. See the difference?

  31. trinity

    March 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Mrs Buhari should know & not “think that Nigeria needs Buhari now”. I am a firm supporter of GEJ. Yes, he has made a lot of mistakes but he has also made some good choices. Nobody is perfect. I am a firm believer that charity begins at home. Mrs Buhari should have started this campaign for her hubby way before now especially at the grassroot level to gain ground. Pls correct me if I am wrong but is there any legacy that they both have to show for the years they have been out of office. Be it a school or a scheme to empower people. I am igbo by tribe & I find it very difficult that a man who receives millions in “salary” every month for several years cannot save but rather borrowed money to pick the pres. ticket for his party. Bro. & sis. Mrs Buhari cannot condemn what their religion agrees with I.e “child marriage” She will incure the wrath of her people. Here in Jos this election is btw christians & muslims. The day Buhari came to campaign a lot of pple did not open their shops because of fear but when GEJ came, in fact come see hold up. I don’t know how true this is but I was told by someone that prophet muhammed married a 6yr old girl. Hmmmm prostitution is a relative term. What of the “runs girls” & “aristos”

  32. what wil b wil b

    March 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    With Buhari,s secondary school certificate he has acquired so much from the government which our university graduates has not achieve a tip of it in this country. Yet he is not satisfied I think at his age Buhari should be a patron and a godfather to our leaders and not to be a pound in our flesh or seeking for whom to over thrown his goverment! 2oo3 he missed his flight to Aso rock 2oo7 he missed the bus to Aso rock 2o11 he missed the the train to Aso rock this time around who knows what he wil miss, may be Keke napepe.

  33. what wil b wil b

    March 21, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    With Buhari’s SSCE he has achieved so much from d government in which many of our university graduates hv never getting a tip of what buhari has acquired in this country ! Yet he is not satisfied! I think at his age Buhari should b a patron or godfather to our leaders and not headache to this noble nation or seeking for whom he will overthrown his government. 2003 he missed d flight to Aso rock 2007 he missed d train to Aso rock 2011 he also missed d bus to Aso rock this time who knows what he will miss! May b Keke Napepe. Hmmm see DESPERATION!

  34. what wil b wil b

    March 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    With Buhari’s SSCE he has achieved so much from d government in which many of our university graduates hv never getting a tip of what buhari has acquired in this country ! Yet he is not satisfied! I think at his age Buhari should b a patron or godfather to our leaders and not headache to this noble nation or seeking for whom he will overthrown his government. 2003 he missed d flight to Aso rock 2007 he missed d train to Aso rock 2011 he also missed d bus to Aso rock this time who knows what he will miss! May b Keke Napepe.

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