Aisha Buhari makes u-turn, campaigns for husband

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Two weeks after courting controversy in an interview with the BBC, wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called on “governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party” to support her husband to succeed.

Mrs Buhari had earlier vowed in the BBC interview not to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election if he does not reshuffle his cabinet, which she said had been hijacked by people who did not work for the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2015 general elections.

The President responded by saying “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”

He also advised her to stay out of politics.

Speaking on Thursday while flagging off the distribution of food and household items to returnees from Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps at Beneshiek, headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State, the 45-year-old said she is interested in the success of the Federal Government headed by her husband.

“What I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration and he can’t do it alone except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party,” she declared.

She said the food distribution was in fulfilment of her husband’s campaign promise to resettle displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency and rescue all citizens abducted or held by Boko Haram, including the Chibok girls.

She said: “We thank almighty Allah that we have started fulfilling some of the campaign promises that we made.

“This is the essence of leadership.

“You make a promise and then fulfil it.

“We thank my dear husband who made sure peace is returning to the North East states.”

Wife of the Borno State Governor, Nana Shettima, commended Mrs Buhari for the distribution, adding that it was the third time she would visit the state to attend to the humanitarian challenges of the people.

Shettima promised that she will continue to collaborate with Mrs Buhari’s Future Assured project through her Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya programme.