The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has warned that her support for her husband for 2019 election rest on the her husband’s readiness to shakeup his government.
Aisha in a BBC Hausa interview said that Buhari’s government has been hijacked by cabal who are “behind presidential appointments”.
Though Aisha confessed in the interview that President Muhammad Buhari “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 “.
Aisha Buhari who spoke against the backdrop of growing discontent over Buhari’s popular declaration that he belongs to everybody and belong to one emphasised that “I may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government’.
She lamented that most of the officials of the government are not known to the President and the first family, adding that they are usurpers who did nothing to help All Progressive Congress, APC struggle in 2015.
Asked to name those who had hijacked the government, she smiled and declared that “you will know them if you watch television.”
“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 for 27 years.”
She further revealed that “some people are sitting down at their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or ministerial position”.
Mrs Buhari claimed that “some of them don’t even have voters card, and those who made sacrifice have been reduced to nothing and certainly not happy with the way things are going.”
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,” Mrs Buhari said, referring to the city which was once the headquarters of the militant group.
Reports indicate that the full interview will be relayed on BBC Hausa magazine programme “Gane mun Hanya” on Saturday.