President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the BBC Interview where his wife, Aisha Buhari said she may not back him if he decides to contest in 2019.
She had said that if Buhari does not shake up his cabinet and things continue the way they are, she’ll not campaign for him like she did before.
The Associated Press reports that he laughed it off and said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
Aisha made her position known in an interview with BBC’s Naziru Mikailu in Abuja.
“He is yet to tell me (if he’ll contest in 2019) 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.”
In the audio released earlier this week, Aisha said that Buhari does not know most of the top officials in his administration, adding that a “few people” were behind presidential appointments.
“The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years,” she said in the interview.
She said people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (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,” she said.
Asked to name those who had hijacked the 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.”
On the major achievement of the Buhari-led administration, Aisha said:
“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.”