Wife of All Progressives Congress National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Alhaja Kudirat Adeoti Muhammed has said that her husband was once a heavy smoker, and her mother did not want her to marry him.
The mother-of-four made the revelation during an interview the couple jointly granted a national newspaper where they talked about the ups and downs of their 35-year-old marriage.
Alhaja Mohammed who hails from Benin Republic said the communicative politician chain-smoked in the past, and the habit drove her nut, adding that she was always complaining about it and encouraged him to kick the habit.
“He used to smoke and I told him I don’t like it; he said that I should give him some time and that he would eventually drop the habit. At times he won’t smoke in my presence but I could perceive the odour that he was still smoking but with time, he was able to drop the habit,” she recalled.
Alhaja said her mother was against their marriage in the beginning because she was of the opinion that they were of the same age-bracket and he won’t be able to take care of her.
She said, “There was opposition, I meant so much to my mother and she wanted me to marry an elderly person who will be able to take good care of me. But fortunately, he proved them wrong. He was able to take good care of me when they were alive and they were impressed.”