“Your media outburst breached the norms and values of a decent house wife of a serving president” -Women group tells Aisha Buhari
A group, Adamawa League of Women Empowerment, have berated the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari , for her recent comment in BBC Hausa Service.
Therein, she criticized the administration of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Addressing a Press Conference Thursday in Yola, the women spoke through their spokesperson, Ms Maryam Ibrahim.
Reading their statement, she said that Aisha who is a Fulani woman from Yola did not exhibit the character expected of a Fulani woman who should respect the traditional “pula’aku”.
They said that the statement by Aisha had created a negative impression of her status as the wife of the president.
They alleged that it exposed both her husband and the entire family to ridicule and contempt in the eyes of Nigerians and the world at large.
They also said that the president’s wife action also provided his enemies and opponents an opportunity to attack him.
“It is against this backdrop, that we unanimously condemned Mrs Aisha Buhari BBC interview because it is ill-timed, counter-productive and was done in bad taste.
“Consequently, Mrs Aisha Buhari’s action negates the spirit of Pula’aku, modesty and decorum which are virtues of fulbe (Fulani).
“It is also necessary to point out, that Aisha Buhari’s media outburst has breached the norms and values of a decent house wife of a serving President.
“In fact, she has set a bad precedent that no President’s wife in Nigeria has ever exposed her husband to this state of shame and ridicule.
“However, we would like to use this forum to re-iterate our total support and cooperation to President Muhammadu Buhari in his effort to restore the lost glory of Nigeria as a giant of Africa.”
By Tom Garba, Yola