President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Senior Specia Assistant (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, has said that the president’s statement about his wife belong in his kitchen, the living room and ‘the other room’ was ‘a banter’, adding that he respects women and believe in the abilities of women.
Shehu said this via his Twitter handle:
My friends, can’t a leader get a sense humour anymore? Mr. President laughed before that statement was made.
He was obviously throwing a banter.
Mr. President respects the place of women in our society. He believes in the abilities of women.
Politics sometimes should be spiced with humour. Those of us around him know there is never a dull moment with him.
One of Nigeria’s most sensitive office today is headed by a woman, (Kemi) Adeosun. This is an evidence of the confidence he reposes on women.
The president’s wife, Aisha Buhari had, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, said that the people in President Buhari’s administration never supported him to victory while those who supported him were being sidelined.