Eyebrows raised as Aisha Buhari reposts videos criticising her husband’s government
Eyebrows raised as Aisha Buhari reposts videos criticising her husband’s
Wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has raised eyebrows after she reposted videos of
two senators criticizing her husband’s government.
Aisha reposted the video posted by @OakTVOnline using her official Twitter handle
@aishambuhari, on Friday, an action that has left many wondering if all is well between them
First Lady and her husband, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senator representing Bauchi Central at the National Assembly, Senator Isah Misau, during a
sitting in the Upper House on Wednesday criticized Federal Government’s appointment of the
Director General (DG) of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, on the
grounds that he is not qualified for the position.
Misau said that Abubakar failed two exams and only got the position because of his affiliation
with people in power.
He said: “Today, the DG NIA that was just appointed is he qualified to be there? He’s not
qualified. This is the person that failed two exams, we know. He failed two exams and just
because he is close to people taking decisions, he was appointed.”
Misau also said that fifty percent of ministers appointed under President Buhari are
incompetent and are not contributing to his government.
“So many incompetent people are holding so many positions. Fifty percent of the ministers are
not performing. Since the president assumed office he has not taken any decision to move this
country. Today we are seeing it and everybody is avoiding it, nobody wants to say anything,” he
The President’s wife also reposted another video of a known critic of President Buhari’s
government and the Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce where he blamed
the government for making Nigeria a lawless country.
These tweets from Aisha Buhari are the first tweets she made after her last post on December
25, 2017, when she sent out Seasons Greeting.
Aisha had in October 2017 in an interview granted to BBC criticised her husband’s appointment,
while warning that she may not support his re-election bid in 2019.