President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he does not know which party his wife, Aisha belongs to.
Buhari made the statement while on a state visit to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany.
When asked, the AP news agency said Buhari laughed it off and said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
Recall that in an interview with BBC Hausa-language service broadcast Friday, Aisha Buhari had said that her husband did not know many top government appointees in his cabinet. She also accused them of not sharing the vision of her husband’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Although she did not mention any names, she however asked people to watch out for them on the television programmes.
Buhari has not said whether he will run again in 2019. but Aisha said, “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.”
In his comments to reporters, Buhari also said he hopes his wife will remember that he ran for presidency three times before succeeding on the fourth effort. “So I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It’s not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government.”