Again, Buhari Slams Wife Aisha Over Claim A Cabal Controlling His Govt
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked his wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, to substantiate her claim that his government is being controlled by a cabal.
Speaking in an interview with the Voice of America, Hausa Service, President Buhari dismissed the claims his wife made at different instances that about three powerful persons were in control of the President and his administration.
Recall that the First Lady had some time ago told the British Broadcasting Corporation, Hausa Service, that: “The President does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.”
But the President had then responded, saying she belonged to the kitchen and the “other room.”
Recently, Mrs Buhari restated her claim while speaking at a leadership summit in Abuja, saying “two or three people have dominated this government,” adding that, “Our votes were 15.4 million in the last (presidential) election and after that only for us to be dominated by two people… this is totally unacceptable.
“If 15.4 million people can bring in a government and only for the government to be dominated by two people or three people, where are the men of Nigeria? Where are the Nigerian men? What are you doing? Instead of them to come together and fight them, they keep visiting them one after the other licking their shoes (I’m sorry to use those words).”
But President Buhari again countered the First Lady during the VOA interview, challenging her to provide evidence to support her claims.
The VOA interviewer had asked Buhari, “Have you heard of the word cabal? So many people have spoken about the cabal; alleging that there are a few people in charge of this administration, that you are not the one in charge. Even your wife said something about this recently.”
But the President responded saying, “That’s her business. It shows I am a real democrat… What they are saying is different from what is happening. They (those making these allegations) should come out and say those things they feel were stage-managed by the cabal, which I was forced to do. They should mention just one thing.”