Wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has alleged that two powerful personalities in government are behind the slow pace of the country’s development under the current administration.
Speaking at a conference organised by Project 4+4 in Abuja, the wife of the President said that the government had achieved a lot but could have achieved more but for two people in government who will never allow things to move fast, adding that she was disappointed in men who rather than fight these two men will go to them at night begging for favour.
As reported by online news medium, persecondnews.com, Aisha is quoted saying “I have realised that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser, Political, to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, and wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Osinbajo, are not comfortable with my saying this and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech but we must say the truth.”
Although she did not mention the names of the ‘powerful persons,’ the president’s wife who urged Nigerian women to rise and fight, also appealed to the women to ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration in 2019.
According to the Director of Information to Wife of the President, Mr. Suleiman Haruna, the first Lady observed that during the last election, women participated fully in the voting process and ensured that APC was elected, saying that is why the government of President Muhammadu Buhari came up with social investment programmes targeted at them and their children in order to reduce the level of poverty among them.
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq is a Political Journalist, Analyst and Social Change Advocate with major interest in Nigerian Politics, Governance and Sports.