2019 election: I may not support you, Aisha warns Buhari
The First Lady, Aisha, has warned her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, that she may not back him at the 2019 election unless he shakes up his government.
Aisha, in an interview with the BBC, said the president does not know most of the top officials he has appointed.
She said: “The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, 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.”
In the BBC interview, the First Lady refused to name those who had hijacked the government, saying: “You will know them if you watch television.”
On whether the president was in charge, she said: “That is left for the people to decide.”
Mrs Buhari also said her husband had not told her whether he would contest the 2019 election.
She said: “He is yet to tell me but I have decided, as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”