Aisha Buhari’s BBC Interview Not Intended To Bring Buhari’s Government Down – Gov. Rochas Okorocha
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has dismissed insinuations making rounds that Aisha Buhari’s touchy interview with BBC was intended to rubbish the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okorocha, who was part of the president’s entourage to Berlin, Germany, Okorocha, told State House correspondents in Abuja that the First Lady’s statements were intended to sue for peace among aggrieved persons in the polity.
According to him, “Aisha Buhari, who granted the interview did not give that interview to bring down her husband’s government.
“She was only trying to make peace among perceived aggrieved members in the polity.
“I have situations where my wife joins commissioners and my workers to condemn what I do. That does not mean she is fighting me, rather a bridge of peace between me and them.’’
It would be recalled that Mrs. Buhari had expressed strong misgivings about her husband’s style of administration in an interview with BBC. She had indicated that she would not support his presidential ambition in 2019 if he failed to shake up his cabinet.
Commenting on the President’s reaction to the interview, Okorocha said Mr. Buhari only joked when he said Aisha belonged to his “kitchen, living room and the other room.”
He pointed out that the President respects women and that is why his wife and five daughters are educated with advanced degrees.
“If you have been with the person of the the President and where he cracks jokes, you will understand with me that it could be his style of jokes because even when he was responding, he was smiling. I don’t think the meaning that is given to it is what it is.
“If not, why would he have his five daughters having Masters and Ph.Ds and his wife educated and putting women in key positions in the country? I don’t think it is,” Okorocha said.