Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, to stop campaigning for her husband’s re-election. Instead the first lady should help the president to pack their belongings from the Aso Villa.
Fayose made this charge in a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, against the backdrop of the first lady’s currently championing Buhari’s re-election after threatening not to do so, on alleged grounds that the president had abdicated the responsibility of directing the country’s affairs to cabal.
Fayose said, “In October 2016, the First Lady told Nigerians the truth about the incapacitation of her husband and went on to say that should things continue till 2019 like they were in 2016, she would not go out to campaign for him and ask any woman to vote like she did before.
“In December last year, she reinforced this position by claiming that a cabal controlling her husband’s government made it to fail. This is January 2019 and the question the First Lady must be asked is; what positive change has Buhari’s government made on Nigeria and its people between 2016 and now?
“Is the First Lady going to be campaigning to Nigerians to subject themselves to another four years of the country under the same cabal that she had accused of running her husband’s government aground?”
He added, “Most importantly, what will Aisha Buhari be telling those women whose husbands and children were killed by rampaging herdsmen? What will she tell the women whose husbands are among the over 12 million Nigerians that lost their jobs in the last three years? What will be her message to the women who can no longer feed their children owing to over 300 per cent increment in the prices of food items?
“Rather than wasting public fund jumping up and down to seek the votes of Nigerians for a husband that is not in charge of his government, what the First Lady should do is to assist Buhari to pack his things in readiness for his exit from the Presidential Villa this year.”