In Aisha Buhari’s yet-to-be aired interview with BBC Hausa, she has been
quoted to have said that if things continued the way they are presently,
she will not come out to canvass for women to vote for her husband if
her husband Buhari seek a second term. BBC quotes her :
“He is yet to tell me 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.”
Asked what she regarded as the government’s major achievement, she said
it was to improve security in the north-east where militant Islamist
group Boko Haram has waged an insurgency since 2009.
“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,”she said.
Aisha Buhari in the interview said people who did not share the vision
of the ruling 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
Asked to name those who had ‘hijacked’ her husband’s 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.”