Aisha’s Comments : Timi Frank Asks Buhari To Check Self
Abuja – While President Muhammadu Buhari tacitly derided his wife, Aisha Buhari over her negative comments about his government, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has come in defense of the first lady.
Frank in a statement issued yesterday said that comments made by Hajia Aisha Buhari, was actually not meant to discredit the present administration but sound a note of caution for the betterment of Nigerians and the country at large.
The President’s wife had remarked that Buhari’s government has been hijacked by a cabal.
But the president in his response in the German capital, Berlin, when he answered reporters’ questions said, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchenand my living room and the other room,”
The comments of the president was made public by Associated Press.
However, the APC spokesman in a statement on Friday, warned the opposition not to rejoice or misinterpret the said interview of the president’s wife, adding that the President’swife spoke out the minds of many party men and women who felt sidelined in the present government.
“I think Mrs. Buhari deserves commendation because she is actually speaking the minds of not only the party members but Nigerians.
“What Mrs. Buhari has said is not different from what some of us have been saying that it is high time the President shake-up his cabinet and bring in people who understand the manifestoes of the party and could help the party deliver on its change mantra, especially, the economy of the country needs an urgent attention.
“Some of our leaders like the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, have made this same observation in the past and I think they meant well for the administration and the country. I will also join them in appealing to the president to do the needful.”
“Nigerian women in politics and other wives of president in the world have a lot to learn from what Mrs. Buhari has done. We should not forget in a hurry that this is what the former first lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan failed to do to her husband when few people hijacked his government and brought the government down.”
The APC spokesman also called on the President to act fast and correct some of the abnormalities currently threatening the existence of the party (APC).