President Buhari has reacted to claims of cabal in his government which were made by his wife, Aisha Buhari.
Recall that afew months ago, Aisha Buhari was interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa, where she claimed that her husband’s government had been hijacked by only a “few people”, who were behind presidential appointments.
She was quoted to have said that, “If 15.4 million people can bring in a government and only for the government to be dominated by two people or three people, where are the men of Nigeria? Where are the Nigerian men? What are you doing? Instead of them to come together and fight them, they keep visiting them one after the other licking their shoes (I’m sorry to use these words.”
The Nigerian First Lady also noted that, “The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. 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.”
Aisha had even threatened not to vote for him if things continued that way.
The President had dismissed that statement by saying his wife belonged to the kitchen and the “other room.”
However, during a summit organised for women by a political group in Abuja recently, Aisha again alleged that two powerful men were holding her husband’s government hostage.
In response, President Muhammadu Buhari while in an interview with Voice of America afew days back has demanded evidence for the insinuation that his government is being run by a cabal.
“That’s her business and it shows I am a true democrat by allowing everybody to have an opinion. I challenge those alleging to show single evidence,” the President said.