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Aisha Buhari’s Trip to the U.S is Fake – Ekiti PDP

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Ekiti state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the trip of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari to the United States of America is fake.

The state chapter of the party made this known in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo.

Read the full statement below:

It is only in the world of the APC that wife of the president of Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world, would travel to the US ostensibly to debunk her involvement in a major scam and no television station will report her departure and arrival. The question is: ‘did she travel to US or Qatar?’

If the Presidency has not been bold enough to tell Nigerians that Aisha Buhari travelled to the USA on official visit, only a party of scammers like the APC will go on the rooftops to celebrate photoshopped pictures as evidence of visit to USA.

It is strange that wife of the President of Nigeria could travel to the USA and purportedly attended events there without international television stations like CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, Sky News, etc and local stations like Channels TV, NTA, AIT and others reporting it. Or are they still ‘editing’ the video clips?

Even if Aisha Buhari actually travelled to the USA, does that erase the fact that in the judgment delivered by the United State District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, USA, in criminal No 1: 07CR209, that indicted the US Congressman, Williams Jefferson, it was mentioned that $170,000 was transferred from account in Nigeria in the name of Aisha Buhari to an account in the name of The ANJ Group, LLC, identifying William Jefferson as beneficiary?

As a party of responsible and discerning minds, the PDP in Ekiti State would have elected to ignore the APC and allow the party the freedom to advertise it idiocy. This is more so that the matter is now a subject of litigation and the no one has denied the existence of the judgment that indicted Williams Jefferson and featured conspicuously at page 22, the name of Aisha Buhari as having transferred $170,000 from account in Nigeria to William Jefferson.

Most importantly, Nigerians have witnessed more heinous forgeries from the APC, one of them being pictorial claim that President Buhari (as APC presidential candidate then) had an interview with Kemi Fadojutimi on ‘All Eyes on Africa’ TV show in London, whereas the interview was held in Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

However, it is important to point out that from all evidences, the pictures circulated as arrival of President Buhari’s wife at Dulles International Airport, Washington DC could have been taken at the Doha International Airport, Qatar. Even on the official website of George Mason University and US Institute of Peace, USA where the president’s wife was said to have attended events, there is nothing to show that she attended any event in the two institutions.

We have seen pictures of Wife of the Senate President, Toyin Saraki with President Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle. We also saw pictures of Patience Jonathan with Michelle Obama when she visited the USA. Where are Aisha Buhari’s pictures with the First Lady of US and major government officials from the country? Or could she have arrived and departed from the USA like a spirit?

It is even more important that nothing official has been said about the purported trip. Not from the President’s spokespersons.

49 Comments

  1. mine

    August 9, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Fayose please get a life! How many projects have you commissioned in my beloved state. Whether this woman travelled or not will not make the lives of those who voted you in any better. Please, face the job you were employed to do and stop the noise making. Are you not ashamed of yourself?

    • keke driver

      August 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Fayose needs to get busy…FAST!!!

    • marlvina

      August 10, 2016 at 1:50 am

      When you hear such news, it’s only a sign that there’s no hope for Naija. Just imagine what our so-called leaders are debating about? Sighs!

    • Damilola

      August 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      I ain’t gonna lie, Fayose is obnoxious but he made some points to ponder on. I believe Aisha Buhari visited the U.S. However, there’s something not quite right about the trip. I’m still disappointed how poorly she spoke. She looked all polished then when she spoke, it was embarrassing. First Lady travels to the U.S but the wives of Northern governors received her. No U.S political official not dignitary to welcome her.
      Enough of Nigerians keeping quiet on Buhari and his wife’s bullshit. They are wolf in sheep’s clothing. Thugs who are wearing “humility” to deceive all. They are nothing but divisive religious and tribal bigots.

      P.S Fayose, I admire your courage, continue to speak. However, you have a much more important job, so get to work. The only time we hear about you shouldn’t be about Buhari but what you are also doing for your state.

    • Shalewa

      August 9, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      She went on a personal note not as an official assignment. If it were accompanying her husband as first lady, then you can expect a more elaborate reception by US officials. If you were traveling anywhere, who would you expect to meet you? Your primary constituency not so? It may interest you to know that a number of northern governors’ wives; who by the way are not the only wives , live in the US.That is why they were there to receive her. I agree she was not so eloquent and showed a lot of stage fright. It is not unexpected as she was never really a public speaker. There is room for improvement and she would benefit from personal coaching along that line. My only issue is if that was done just to disprove Fayose’s allegation, it was not worth it, She didnt have to condescend to that level just to score a point. Lastly, Fayose need to get real busy or ‘gerrout’ of the way to allow someone who can and will to develop Ekiti state

  2. tee

    August 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

    who still listens to idiots like fayose….im sorry those sort of people must have very low IQ

    • AD

      August 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

      But dont you think its kinda awkward that the wife of our president, went to the USA unnoticed? if she was there to ask for funds honestly media broadcast would have helped her, if every SA of the president spoke about it, foreign news stations, etc.if the APC e-warriors were tweeting all she was saying.. but no, they let her handbag saga trend instead of the real reason why she traveled.. this would have helped more NGOs and donors know its this serious in Nigeria and channel more resources to Nigeria. Instead she went to talk about her beef with Fayose and Yobe state governors wife in the ONLY interview she had…and she had this in Hausa! what for? Even in Nigeria she has not had interviews in Hausa(none that i have had of).. but she went to USA and did.who were her target audience?

      Not even one dignitary welcomed her, someone as common as the wife of a governor of any of the USA states, even if the obamas are out on vacation..not even one SA or a white house official..lets be honest that visit was shady. even though i do not believe it was Qatar. we need to start uniting in common truth.

    • AD

      August 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

      forgive the many Typos “Heard”

  3. Le coco

    August 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

    ok.. so i heard this but cldnt be certain.. 2 days ago many people i know swore that those pics were taken at the airport in Doha… wow… ok… lets wait for the drama to unfold… *sipping green tea*

    • Easy

      August 9, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Keep your tea down. That’s JFK. Obviously those punks have never seen the Doha airport. Total hogwash.

    • D

      August 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

      As in… How are people so gullible??? Shocking.

    • A

      August 9, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Thank you o! How will that be Doha airport??? Only those who haven’t been there will spread such rubbish. Even if u haven’t been, did you see any names that indicate such???people sha like saying nonsense

    • Ajayi

      August 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Sorry that’s not JFK. It’s Dulles.

  4. Yeyeperry

    August 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Fayose trying to save face. This man will not go and think of how to weather the financial storm in his state. He’s still looking for trouble up and down.
    Did the US government say she didn’t visit their country?

  5. banana

    August 9, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Fayose king of drama, please focus on better things.

  6. Mimi0560

    August 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Fayose is a complete woman wrapper!

  7. chi

    August 9, 2016 at 9:53 am

    PDP should fix her house but…. if Mrs Buhari went to the US, why Michelle no see am? Toyin saraki we know went to the US but Mrs 1st lady’s visit is questionable. Even Amanpour no interview madam Buhari.
    Anyway, i’m not a fan of both parties, all politicians are liars.

    • A

      August 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

      And that’s how much time Michelle has in her hands???madam president’s wife most probably planned this trip on a whim! Let’s sit, think and be objective. If it was an official trip, a lot more would have gone into it. She wanted to prove a point to fayose, she did, but can never satisfy everyone.

  8. La braga

    August 9, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Our first lady actually travelled outta nigeria to grant hausa interviews and attended hausa functions … she should have just done that at kano

  9. Dope naija

    August 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

    @ yeyeperry,@mine,@Tee, the ? Here is why will the wife of our president travel down to America , and the White House did not even acknowledge her , was her trip private of official ? Will Flotus, visit Nigeria or any country where her presence in that country will not be acknowledge ? Either by the local media house or international ? And also why travel all the way to America to explain or defend your self over domestic disagreement ?, or she can not call a press conference in naija ?

  10. D

    August 9, 2016 at 10:02 am

    This is so silly and childish, abeg. Fayose, please face your work!!

  11. bree

    August 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Nigerians are so double faced, today u are against Aisha, tomorrow you are against Fayose, next thing you are praising Buhari, this moment you curse him and his generation. me i do not see anything wrong with that write up, Nigerians should learn to pay attention to details biko and learn to discern from the drama playing out btwn Aisha and Fayose. whether or not she visited the Us,he still insists on her involvement in the scandal.

  12. X-Factor

    August 9, 2016 at 10:18 am

    The Hamad International Airport ( مطار حمد الدولي) always have signages written in English translated to Arabic or vice versa, the ksihnage here is in pai English
    Secondly, this was not a state visit, it was a private visit, so i guess there l be no need to see Mrs Obama
    It is a disgrace that Fayose can be a governor in a country where we so many have bright minds

  13. yemite

    August 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Lolzzzz…have said dt n I wil repeat dt again ds apc government think all Nigerian ar fool, imagine stupid frame work acting by them!! Anyway soldier go soldier come. Mrs Aisha Buhari ur case ar pending, u shl dance 2ur music. dnt need 2rush ok!!! Nigeria drama lolzzzz. I knw some fool wil stil reply on my comment!! *smile*

  14. johnson

    August 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

    This is not a scam. I have a sincere need to pay for my university school fees.. Im a Law undergraduate with sufficient identification to prove it. Pls if u can help. Msg me [email protected]. Grateful.

  15. titi

    August 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

    their is something fishy about mrs buhari trip that I cant place my finger on. it seems arranged and too low level . for instance the organization she visited are relatively unknown! also she was not welcomed by US government. maybe the trip was taken as Mrs Buhari and not as the wife of the president sha. My 2 cents

  16. MamaD

    August 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

    *Thinking aloud to myself* I think it’s BAGGAGE CLAIM in the US and not “Bag Claim”

  17. Lala

    August 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I saw the First Lady at a convention in silver spring MD. She was escorted by some officials from the USA state department. She cannot be welcomed by a high powered delegation because her visit is not a state visit. And besides, she is not an elected official.

    • A

      August 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Lala, thank you o!!!!God bless you! Was she invited for a state function????so why do you expect madam Michelle will drop all her plans to see Aisha? If she does, will she be able to do that for every presidents wife (who isn’t an elected official) whenever they are in town???

    • AD

      August 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      but even if its not an official visit, dont you think its shady that no single media in the USA said anything about it, at least even if its for the dramatic reception she had at the airport? Also the institutions where she spoke did not say anything about her visit on their social media? open you mind. yes i agree she went to the USA, but am wondering why she is avoiding the faces of the people that will actually help her….when you show an Organization or an institute that you are in good terms with the government of their country, they will be more willing to support you. All the white house needs to do is to send someone or write to her and her team welcoming them.

      unless of course her reason for traveling was just to “show” Fayose, which is the definition of insecurity.

  18. Big Tee

    August 9, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I said it ! Aisha went to Namibia, not U.S.A, it was too easy, I knew Fayose will be vindicated after all………not

  19. Ch

    August 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Honestly, the reason Fayose is still in the seat of power till this minute still baffles me.

    • Ebere

      August 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      There is a “mama calabar/iya ijebu” beating drums on his behalf……..

  20. Enn

    August 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Ekiti workers have not bn paid for months,workers are committing suicide anyhow due to inability to provide for their families,now he’s making plans to build an airport @ Ekiti( I mean really!..Ekiti of all places right now) despite this all he cares abt is stirring up political drama..O that God would strike down the mighty oppressors like the times of the Old.

  21. yemite

    August 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    What’s a funny comment @Enn. seems u dnt travel if not am sure u wouldn’t hv said dt ekiti worker as issue with dre salary.. Most state dt civil workers as not bn paid months ar apc state. e.g osun state, edo state, oyo state. Jst of recent a lady workn in local government die during a protest in edo also a pensioner died as well in edo. Pls at first Mr Buhari make it clear dt nothn like first lady office….am expectn new drama frm u guyssssss engine of apc kabal. Lolzzzz

    • Nanah

      August 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      This is such a depressing comment! Apart from the fact that your writing skills are atrocious, how can you seriously suggest that because it’s also happening in other states, we shouldn’t comment on non-payment of salaries in Ekiti state? Seriously??? The fact that it’s happening anywhere at all is a huge problem and we need to demand accountability from all our state governments (and of course the federal government too). And yes, the fact that Fayose has time to spend on an irrelevant activity like monitoring Aisha Buhari is a problem… he should focus on the real (and HUGE) issues that Nigerians are suffering through every single day.

  22. Enn

    August 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    @Yemite..First off work on your typos makes it less painful to read. Like u said MOST not ALL so that does exempt Ekiti from that category and people like u are part of the problems we have in Nigeria.I don’t care which party he belongs to ,what he’s doing is wrong and that’s just the fact.So all this nonsense u’re spouting abt APC engine blah blah has no relevance to me. We really need to start prioritizing human lives in this country.

  23. Stomach Infrastructure

    August 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Na who don chop fit dey argue all this kin nonsense. That said it is very easy to distract alot of Nigerians with cheap gossip while the main deal slips away.

  24. Idomagirl

    August 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    This is the nonsense our almighty opposition is wasting time on.
    Of all the issues you can criticise this administration on, it’s this inconsequential trip you’re wasting time on.
    First it was her handbag, now it’s that the trip was fake. If she was in Doha wouldn’t the signs be in English as well as Arabic? Dullards.

    I’m just sick of this APC/PDP nonsense.
    There’s no difference between both parties and I hope we have better options by 2019.

    Buhari just reintroduced WAI, our economy is on life support and we don’t know what our president is doing but no, let’s fixate over Aisha’s trip to America.
    Who Aisha epp? Who cares if she even went to the moon? Abeg.

  25. yemite

    August 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    [email protected] U ar a learner!!!

  26. Nne

    August 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Fayose or whatever he is called is delusional period! he is lacking in character befitting of a representative of a family unit talk more of a state. even a cubicle he cant manage.

  27. The more you look ...

    August 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t believe this! 35 comments and all you all can see is whether or not Mrs. Buhari went to the USA or Doha? Are you all blind??!!! How about the (alleged) evidence of corruption? (Alleged) specific facts, specific figures, specific case number, specific court, specific location, specific names even a specific page number have been given which can easily be checked out? If these are facts, then they are facts against Muhammadu Buhari, as Aisha Buhari, outside of who she is married to, has no relevance and no influence, power and authority to any of the high-powered US government officials, Halliburton company execs and Nigerian Army generals, past heads of states and top government officials fingered in that scam. He cannot claim ignorance neither non-involvement nor non-authorisation of her (alleged) role and activities.

    And you are talking about Doha or no Doha, or handbag, or Fayose? None of you thought that was worthy of comment? God really, truly help this country.

    • Ada

      August 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      My dear, I have always said that the problem with Nigeria is that it is full of Nigerians! Very dull, superficial people incapable of critical reasoning. Blame our educational system of you will, but I will lay blame on our culture. Very materialistic. I still remember years ago, Anenih made a 1 million naira donation at our church harvest mass and the whole church went into a frenzy of ecstatic clapping… I mean, clapping for stolen funds. Silly rabbits.

  28. Marian

    August 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    OMG! Grab a bag of popcorn yall and start reading justice.gov/criminal-fraud/case/united-states-v-william-j-jefferson-district-court-docket-no-07-cr-209-tse-court
    A VICE PRESIDENT of Nigeria was mentioned; He agreed to take bribe. Very juicy and detailed something. This is the kinda investigation we need to be doing. Aisha Buhari was mentioned but i’m sure she’s not the only person in Naija named that. Will keep reading to see if there is anything in the report to show that the Aisha in the repor is the First lady

  29. amaka

    August 9, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    This is just nonsense. Of course she went to the US. How will she say on the news that she went to the US and did not go there?

  30. Prince

    August 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I thought Fayose was at the Psychiatric when i didn’t see his post concerning the First Lady’s trip.
    Fayose, hope say you complete you meds

  31. Marian

    August 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    OMG! Atiku abubakar was the vice president that agrred to take bribe. Yall really need to go read the full case.
    Excerpt from the case below:
    “Jackson’s phone intercepted a call from Yahyah expressing concern over gaining
    access to NITEL’s facilities and asking Jackson to have defendant speak with Vice
    President Abubakar, imploring that defendant “has to move in and move in fast.”
    JA45.
    This led defendant to contact Vice President Abubakar through one of
    Abubakar’s wives, who lived in Potomac, Maryland. JA23, 45-46. Later,
    defendant met with CW and advised that he had provided the vice president’s wife
    with a description of the project and investment information so that Vice President
    Abubakar would see it and “salivate over what the opportunities are there.”7
    JA46. These interactions ultimately led to a July 18, 2005 meeting at the
    Abubakars’ Potomac mansion where defendant met privately with Vice President
    Abubakar and offered to pay a bribe to him. JA48-49. Immediately following that
    meeting, defendant told CW that Vice President Abubakar had agreed to accept a
    bribe. Id. The bribe to the vice president was to consist of a “front-end” payment
    of $500,000 – which, in defendant’s words, would ensure that the “little hook is in
    there” – and a “back-end” payment of at least half of Yahyah’s company’s share of
    the profits. JA49. On July 30, 2005, defendant was videotaped by the FBI takinga briefcase from CW containing $100,000 in cash for delivery to Vice President
    Abubakar as a partial payment of the $500,000 “front-end” bribe. JA50. A few
    days later, the FBI executed a search warrant at defendant’s Washington, D.C.,
    residence and found $90,000 of the $100,000 in cash hidden in his freezer. See

  32. nnenne

    August 9, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Is EKITI PDP, same as FAYOSE?
    Did we all read the same article?
    Never assume things.
    The same hailing that got us to this mess.
    Next, please!

  33. Ash

    August 10, 2016 at 10:13 am

    This look more like Heathrow airport …just saying

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