Report is just reaching us that BBC is resisting mounting pressure from the Presidency and National
Assembly to stop it from airing the explosive interview granted it the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.
A source within the Abuja Bureau of the BBC told Daily Trust that there
was a letter from the Presidency asking the Hausa service of the BBC not
to air the interview.
The Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu
Dogara, according to the source, also tried to informally stop the BBC
from airing the interview. A son of Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman
Daura, is also said to have called to get the BBC not to use the
However, the source told Daily Trust, the BBC wouldn’t back down and is
set to to air part of the interview in the service’s morning broadcast
on Friday and in full on Saturday.
In the interview, Aisha Buhari is quoted to have said that those who
worked for the president has been abandoned for those who don’t even
have voters card.
She also expressed fear of rebellion from the fifteen million people who
voted her husband of 25 years. Mrs Buhari further revealed that certain
individuals are creating tension and division within the ruling party, (APC)