In his first reaction to his wife’s interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where she stated that his government had been hijacked by a cabal and she may not back his second term bid, President Mohammadu Buhari said his wife belonged to his “kitchen”.
Aisha Buhari had told BBC Hausa Service that those who worked for the party had been sidelined and she feared Nigerians may riot against the administration.
“The president does not know 45 out of 50 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,” she said.
But President Buhari, who was speaking in Germany, said he did not know which party the wife belonged except his kitchen. “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 said, eliciting a stunned look from the German leader.
Buhari, who spoke at a news conference with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said having run for office thrice and succeeded a fourth time, he had superior knowledge of the political situation in the country.