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Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:32am On Oct 15, 2016
We’ve all been inundated by the interview granted BBC by the president’s wife which revealed personal and political happenings within the household of the Buharis. In response to the interview, we’ve also heard the president remark that his wife belongs in his kitchen and other rooms in his house. Without mincing words, I make bold to say that the president’s wife has lost much of the respect she used to command by her act and has made a bad situation far worse. On the other hand, the revelation has made my love for the president to increase.

Prior to the election of March 2015, GMB, as he was known then, made unambiguous statement on several occasions that “there won’t be an Office of the First Lady” if he became president. Majority of Nigerians applauded the statement on the strength of what past First Ladies had caused the country. We know of First Ladies who practically ordered appointed ministers around. We saw a First Lady embarrass a sitting governor. We saw many First Ladies having their own multitude of staff. The past First Ladies used to have budget drawn out for their office even though the Constitution of Nigeria has no recognition for such. These are only a few of many anomalies that were done in the name of Office of the First Lady. So, when PMB made the statement then, he clearly wanted to depart from that culture of impunity and Nigerians loved him for it.

In the said interview, Aisha clearly expressed frustrations at not having undue influence on the man appointed by Nigerians to do a job. She obviously is not having enough say on how ministers, DGs and other top government officials are appointed and this has disappointment her a great deal. Just like the Lagos Assembly shamelessly revealed their frustration about PMB not consulting with Tinubu on appointments, Aisha thought it right to express similar frustration but in the worst possible manner.

Let's Examine Key Statements of Her Interview:
1. "The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don't know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years."

This clearly shows Aisha’s disposition to have undue influence on appointments. If not, why does the president need to know those who work for him or the country? What is important is those people’s qualifications and ability to do the job. Why should the appointees be known to Aisha on the strength of being the president’s wife of 27 years? This statement by the president’s wife reveals a lot about why/how the past First Ladies and their husbands appointed incompetent political jobbers to positions.

2. "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."

If anything, this is a positive on the part of the president. This simply means “no one needs to lobby for an appointment under Buhari once they’re qualified to do the job”. Won’t any reasonable being love the man?

3. "He is yet to tell me but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again."

This is about the most ridiculous of all her statements! It smells arrogance and pompousness. Who makes who? Who is known in the political arena? It is because of Muhammadu Buhari that we got to know Aisha Buhari. It is Muhammadu Buhari that’s the politician and not Aisha Buhari. Buhari won the last election not because his Aisha was on the campaign train even though she might have swayed a few voters. In fact, report had it that PMB was reluctant to allow Aisha join the campaign train but for Tinubu’s intervention. So, it is overestimation of her contribution to her husband’s success at the polls to make this statement because she has no political structure or clout to wield such influence.

As I said earlier, PMB by this development has earned further respect from me and many like me. He has proved over and over that he cannot be dictated to whether you are a Tinubu, Obasanjo or even the person who many would have thought could be used to get him – Aisha his wife and mother of four of his children. PMB has once again proved to be a man of principle and high moral standards! This is the kind of leader Nigeria needs to get out of the mess bestowed on us by undue interference from those close to past presidents.

PMB’s “Aisha Belongs to My Kitchen” Comment
As unnecessary as the response from the president might seem, one has to put himself in a position of a man, the president of the most populous black nation on earth, whose wife has become rebellious and a political foe (frenemy sort of) ready to crash the castle built over many years. I must even commend him for finding the strength to beam with laughter when answering question on his wife’s interview.
The president’s comment at that time couldn’t have been better worded to a wife who behaved with arrogance and insubordination. To make it clear to the bigots and hypocrites, a wife’s primary place is in the kitchen and her husband’s home. Any and every other duty is secondary to that.

Yes, our wives are educated, work and participate in governance and Aisha Buhari’s case is no different as she’s known to have been educated by the same man she’s trying hard to destroy now. We all know Aisha had a beauty salon/spa and a few other businesses before PMB became president. PMB has appointed a few women into high position in his administration. We also know that his daughters are educated. Clearly, all these are a proof that the president is not someone who does not believe in women’s ability to be equal to that of men in every aspect of life.
However, if a woman thinks she has a right to have undue and unwanted influence in a man’s job/life, there is nothing wrong in putting such women where they primarily belong - the kitchen and other rooms.

What Aisha did is capable of ruining her marriage and she will be the ultimate loser at the end of it. If that happens, all those urging her on will not be there to console her or offer any help. I could have asked her to ask PMB’s first wife (Safinatu of blessed memory) if she regretted accepting money from IBB who was holding her husband in a cell. Surely, she must have regretted her action one way or the other.

Civil contribution is appreciated

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by kodded(m): 5:33am On Oct 15, 2016



not surprised like buhari like supporters.... bunch of dulllardos undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Truth234(m): 5:33am On Oct 15, 2016
To be honest, there are no valid points here except the number 2. When Obama administration appointed Hillary Clinton as a Secretary of State, it wasn't because she was the only qualified candidate for the job, but because of the mutual understanding Obama and Hillary share in terms of ideology to move the nation forward. I put this to you, if these set of people are passionate about Nigerian situation, how come they don't have common voters card? Hence, there is need to know your ministers reasonable enough, not just based on recommendation of some powerful inner cabal.

Again, she is not arrogant, she seems to be an honest person that is ready to call a spade a spade. If you are supporting Buhari anti-corruption stand, I see no reason you shouldn't respect this amazing woman for risking everything to safeguard the nation from certain set of people.

Lastly, if a western president referred to his wife like our president did while sitting beside Angela Merkel. Media will call for his head. But as this is Nigeria, where sentiment is above sense of reasoning. It is normal to relegate our beautiful queens to the kitchen, after all what does a woman know.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Firefire(m): 5:34am On Oct 15, 2016
Shamefully... cheesy

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by rooftech: 5:34am On Oct 15, 2016
listen to yourself please

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Sibrah: 5:35am On Oct 15, 2016
Booked

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Nobody: 5:36am On Oct 15, 2016
The woman got things wrong.. I am not in support of buhari either but she is supposed not to say all that in public.
This has now become family feuds.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Sibrah: 5:38am On Oct 15, 2016
The woman fired astray.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:40am On Oct 15, 2016
Firefire:
Shamefully... cheesy
You lack capacity to argue intelligently?

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:40am On Oct 15, 2016
rooftech:
listen to yourself please
Comprehension problem?

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Wizzyblack3(m): 5:44am On Oct 15, 2016
Abeg leave our Aishat alone o..

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by jejemanito: 5:44am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:
We’ve all been inundated by the interview granted BBC by the president’s wife which revealed personal and political happenings within the household of the Buharis. In response to the interview, we’ve also heard the president remark that his wife belongs in his kitchen and other rooms in his house. Without mincing words, I make bold to say that the president’s wife has lost much of the respect she used to command by her act and has made a bad situation far worse. On the other hand, the revelation has made my love for the president to increase.

Prior to the election of March 2015, GMB, as he was known then, made unambiguous statement on several occasions that “there won’t be an Office of the First Lady” if he became president. Majority of Nigerians applauded the statement on the strength of what past First Ladies had caused the country. We know of First Ladies who practically ordered appointed ministers around. We saw a First Lady embarrass a sitting governor. We saw many First Ladies having their own multitude of staff. The past First Ladies used to have budget drawn out for their office even though the Constitution of Nigeria has no recognition for such. These are only a few of many anomalies that were done in the name of Office of the First Lady. So, when PMB made the statement then, he clearly wanted to depart from that culture of impunity and Nigerians loved him for it.

In the said interview, Aisha clearly expressed frustrations at not having undue influence on the man appointed by Nigerians to do a job. She obviously is not having enough say on how ministers, DGs and other top government officials are appointed and this has disappointment her a great deal. Just like the Lagos Assembly shamelessly revealed their frustration about PMB not consulting with Tinubu on appointments, Aisha thought it right to express similar frustration but in the worst possible manner.

Let's Examine Key Statements of Her Interview:
1. "The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don't know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years."

This clearly shows Aisha’s disposition to have undue influence on appointments. If not, why does the president need to know those who work for him or the country? What is important is those people’s qualifications and ability to do the job. Why should the appointees be known to Aisha on the strength of being the president’s wife of 27 years? This statement by the president’s wife reveals a lot about why/how the past First Ladies and their husbands appointed incompetent political jobbers to positions.

2. "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."

If anything, this is a positive on the part of the president. This simply means “no one needs to lobby for an appointment under Buhari once they’re qualified to do the job”. Won’t any reasonable being love the man?

3. "He is yet to tell me but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again."

This is about the most ridiculous of all her statements! It smells arrogance and pompousness. Who makes who? Who is known in the political arena? It is because of Muhammadu Buhari that we got to know Aisha Buhari. It is Muhammadu Buhari that’s the politician and not Aisha Buhari. Buhari won the last election not because his Aisha was on the campaign train even though she might have swayed a few voters. In fact, report had it that PMB was reluctant to allow Aisha join the campaign train but for Tinubu’s intervention. So, it is overestimation of her contribution to her husband’s success at the polls to make this statement because she has no political structure or clout to wield such influence.

As I said earlier, PMB by this development has earned further respect from me and many like me. He has proved over and over that he cannot be dictated to whether you are a Tinubu, Obasanjo or even the person who many would have thought could be used to get him – Aisha his wife and mother of four of his children. PMB has once again proved to be a man of principle and high moral standards! This is the kind of leader Nigeria needs to get out of the mess bestowed on us by undue interference from those close to past presidents.

PMB’s “Aisha Belongs to My Kitchen” Comment
As unnecessary as the response from the president might seem, one has to put himself in a position of a man, the president of the most populous black nation on earth, whose wife has become rebellious and a political foe (frenemy sort of) ready to crash the castle built over many years. I must even commend him for finding the strength to beam with laughter when answering question on his wife’s interview.
The president’s comment at that time couldn’t have been better worded to a wife who behaved with arrogance and insubordination. To make it clear to the bigots and hypocrites, a wife’s primary place is in the kitchen and her husband’s home. Any and every other duty is secondary to that.

Yes, our wives are educated, work and participate in governance and Aisha Buhari’s case is no different as she’s known to have been educated by the same man she’s trying hard to destroy now. We all know Aisha had a beauty salon/spa and a few other businesses before PMB became president. PMB has appointed a few women into high position in his administration. We also know that his daughters are educated. Clearly, all these are a proof that the president is not someone who does not believe in women’s ability to be equal to that of men in every aspect of life.
However, if a woman thinks she has a right to have undue and unwanted influence in a man’s job/life, there is nothing wrong in putting such women where they primarily belong - the kitchen and other rooms.

What Aisha did is capable of ruining her marriage and she will be the ultimate loser at the end of it. If that happens, all those urging her on will not be there to console her or offer any help. I could have asked her to ask PMB’s first wife (Safinatu of blessed memory) if she regretted accepting money from IBB who was holding her husband in a cell. Surely, she must have regretted her action one way or the other.

Civil contribution is appreciated even though I know more than half here are frustrated one way or the other.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:47am On Oct 15, 2016
Wizzyblack3:
Abeg leave our Aishat alone o..
Aisha has allowed herself to be used by greedy politicians. I hope she survives this.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Candyrain(m): 5:51am On Oct 15, 2016
Not surprised at all, I've being expecting this defence a long time ago. PShot don't worry ur wage will be increased for this defence when Bubu returns to the country.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Wizzyblack3(m): 5:52am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

Aisha has allowed herself to be used by greedy politicians. I hope she survives this.
Nobody is using her, that's just the truth about bubu's government but for her making it public is her only fault. Let's wait and see how things plays out.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by rottennaija(m): 5:52am On Oct 15, 2016
Rjasan:
The woman got things wrong.. I am not in support of buhari either but she is supposed not to say all that in public.
This has now become family feuds.

I don't want to lose my respect for Aisha at the moment. But she got it all wrong. If I were her, I would have retracted her statements and apologise.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by suxkill: 5:54am On Oct 15, 2016
Op!!!
pls receive sense.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:54am On Oct 15, 2016
Truth234:
To be honest, there are no valid points here except the number 2. When Obama administration appointed Hillary Clinton as a Secretary of State, it wasn't because she was the only qualified candidate for the job, but also because of the mutual understanding Obama and Hillary share in terms of ideology to move the nation forward. Hence, there is need to know your ministers reasonable enough, not just based on recommendation of some powerful inner cabal.

Again, she is not arrogant, she seems to be an honest person that is ready to call a spade a spade. If you are supporting Buhari ant-corruption stand, I see no reason you shouldn't respect this amazing woman for risking everything to safeguard the nation from certain set of people.

Lastly, if western a president referred to his wife like our president did while sitting beside Angela Merkel. Media will call for his head. But as this is Nigeria, where sentiment is above sense of reasoning. It is normal to relegate our beautiful queens to the kitchen, after all what does a woman know.

You're funny.
You say Aisha did that for the nation? That submission is very laughable walahi.

If she did it for the nation, it won't be ".... I also don't know them despite being his wife of 27 years".

If your wife behaves half manner as this, I believe you'll send her packing.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Candyrain(m): 5:55am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

Compression problem?

Correction needed here pls

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:55am On Oct 15, 2016
suxkill:
Op!!!

pls receive sense.
This isn't for thugs and cultists!

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:56am On Oct 15, 2016
Candyrain:


Correction needed here pls
You have comprehension problem?

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Pidggin(f): 5:57am On Oct 15, 2016
This is when you will know those who are paid to defend the government.

OP, I dey follow you collect Buhari money every month?

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 5:58am On Oct 15, 2016
Wizzyblack3:

Nobody is using her, that's just the truth about bubu's government but for her making it public is her only fault. Let's wait and see how things plays out.
Saying she doesn't know the people appointed gave her away as being used. Does she need to know them? Think it deep!

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by nrexzy: 5:59am On Oct 15, 2016
3. "He is yet to tell me but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again."


PMB’s “Aisha Belongs to My Kitchen” Comment

""That when Aisha knew she bleeped up!!!!"

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 6:01am On Oct 15, 2016
Pidggin:
This is how u you will know those who are paid to defend the government. OP, I no follow you dey collect Buhari money when month end,
I'm paid per word not even per post.

It's either you're not fit to argue intelligently or you can't fault the post.

Find your level elsewhere.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Truth234(m): 6:02am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

You're funny.
You say Aisha did that for the nation? That submission is very laughable walahi.

If she did it for the nation, it won't be ".... I also don't know them despite being his wife of 27 years".

If your wife behaves half manner as this, I believe you'll send her packing.

If she is a wife of a prominent politician that has contested for the office four times during that 27 years and campaigned for 16 years across all the Nigerian states with him. It is logical she have an idea of these people if they are indeed active in their various jurisdictions.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Candyrain(m): 6:04am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

You have comprehension problem?

Is this supposed to be a question or what? I pointed out a mistake for u to correct and here u are posting trash. U are calling Aisha arrogant but from what u just posted here we now know who the arrogant one is, YOU.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by PassingShot(m): 6:04am On Oct 15, 2016
Truth234:


If she is a wife of a prominent politician that has contested for the office four times during that 27 years and campaigned for 16 years across all the Nigerian states with him. It is logical she have an idea of these people if they are indeed active in their various jurisdictions.
Aisha was only brought into politics during the last campaign. Not once before 2015 election she was part of any of PMB's political campaigns. She was not part of his politics. So, this deflates your argument.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by newbornmacho(m): 6:08am On Oct 15, 2016
You have described the elephant from where you observed it.
Aisha Buhari's comments have been seen by other analysts as a cry for help. A cabal , and you never mentioned this, has hijacked the running of this country from the man Nigerians voted in to office. While there have been rumors to that effect this is the first solid proof. This lady knowing that Nigerians have no way of confirming such suspicions has done the nation a public service. In addition she has taken a principled stand on the matter which is reasonable: she wouldn't be used as a pawn in a game to deceive the masses ever again.
This woman clearly has been in contact with the masses who are disillusioned , and if the president has ignored her private warnings she may have had to do this to prove to ordinary Nigerians she is not part of the cabal ruining the nation.
That's not to completely justify her taking the matter public though, but we all are outsiders here and there are probably huge factors at play here.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Candyrain(m): 6:11am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

Aisha was only brought into politics during the last campaign. Not once before 2015 election she was part of any of PMB's political campaigns. She was not part of his politics. So, this deflates your argument.

Can u prove it dat she has never been part of Buhari's campaign train prior to 2015 election? Don't just come out saying shiits all in the name of trying to defend Mr President's goof

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by donbrowser(m): 6:11am On Oct 15, 2016
You just wasted your time Passingshot, we are not fools.

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Re: Aisha’s BBC Interview – She Got It All Wrong, My Respect For PMB Just Soars by Pidggin(f): 6:12am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

I'm paid per word not even per post.

It's either you're not fit to argue intelligently or you can't fault the post.

Find your level elsewhere.

What is there to argue about? grin Aisha has exposed her husband's incompetence, nothing more to add there. Buhari on the other hand has shown himself to be an unrepentant sexist and a tactless one at that

If this was a civilized country, he will definitely be impeached after making such an unsavory comment. We are simply waiting to see how this will end, enjoy cheesy

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