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"Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by faladeSM1132(m): 6:52am On Oct 15, 2016
A GOOD LADY IN THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA

By Dele Momodu



“He who finds a wife finds a good thing…” – PROVERBS 18: 22

Fellow Nigerians, please forget the shakara of all men who try to act macho, most men are ultimately controlled by their wives, and sometimes girlfriends. Right from the Biblical Genesis, women had always known their enormous power and they’ve mastered how to use it. It does not matter if you are a king or a President, your wife is always your boss. You may be as big as an elephant outside but you are only a small rat at home. I always say this to my wife “how come a man can never be a superstar at home?” I am yet to find an answer to that conundrum.

Your wife is the one who knows you inside out. She has seen you in good times, when you were soaring like an eagle, and in bad times, when you were down and flat out. She’s witnessed when the ruthless hands of fate has dealt you some fatal blows and you are feeling less than a man. No matter who or what you become in life never matters again because she holds the copyright to your authentic story. She is the author of life who has seen you in your totality.


Women are generally intuitive and sometimes possess the gift of clairvoyance. As men we tend to ignore or dismiss the advice of our wives sometimes but they turn out to be right most times much to our chagrin and often, regret. That has been my personal experience with mine. I have learnt to accept her as my mum on earth since the departure of my biological mum in 2007. Whenever she tells me she doesn’t like a particular friend of mine, I may argue and struggle to defend my friend but something always happens to show she was right and I was wrong in my assessment.

I believe this is the situation our President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his beautiful wife, Aisha, have found themselves now. A lot of water must have passed under the bridge before the wife of a President would burst out openly and publicly on a global platform like the BBC, even if it is the Hausa version. It is a fact that Mrs Aisha Buhari brought elegance and panache to the campaign of her husband. She worked tirelessly and I believe she must have endured a lot during those days of her husband’s horrendous tribulations. I particularly love the way she has brought up their children as very responsible young people. We must always give credit to our wives because they are always the ones taking care of our kids when we have gone our different ways trying to make a living and bring bread to the table. The little I have seen of President Buhari’s children suggests a close-knit family and a well-educated one at that. This should make our President very proud and happy and grateful to Allah and his wife of nearly three agonizing decades.

If such a lady has chosen to speak out loud and clear about her frustration with the direction her husband’s government is going, President Buhari should please listen to her message and ignore the messenger. God has a way of reaching out and ministering unto people. Aisha is the guardian angel sent to our President in order to avert a cataclysmic fall a second time. History has an uncanny way of repeating itself and I’m sure Lady Aisha can see a lot of striking similarities between now and the past. In law this would be called similar facts. They do not bear repeating in full but it does not seem such a huge coincidence of history that President Buhari came to power in on the last day of 1983 in a military putsch, on the back of what was a seemingly corrupt and inept government on an anti-corruption and war on indiscipline platform. Eerily in 2015, the same conditions appear to have thrust the President back into power in what was a democratic coup that swept an inept and corrupt government away on the mantra of anti-corruption and change. Less than 18 months after the President came to power as a military dictator there was great disenchantment with his administration such that people were jubilant after his fall. Now the position appears to be the same less than 18 months after assuming power. The President is now being seeing as a maximum ruler who has lost the tremendous goodwill that greeted his ascension to power for a second stint at governing this unruly country.



Indeed, it was with trepidation and shock that I first read about the brave outburst of the Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari as to the dangerous state of things in so far as the President’s inner circle and his party, APC, are concerned.

I could not believe my eyes when I read that she had said the following in no particular order on a BBC Hausa Service interview:

“Whether he knows or he doesn’t know, those who voted for him know. There is nothing I will tell him.” ( With reference to those in his Government causing difficulties for the President).

“He can see. Among all the people he selected, if he is asked among 50 people, he doesn’t know 45. I don’t know them despite staying with him for 27 years.”

“This worries us a lot now. Because they believe they are the ones who suffered, but are nowhere today. Those who didn’t do anything who don’t even have voter’s card are the ones in position, ding everything.”

I’m almost certain she would have tried to communicate with her husband and the following could have happened. (a) She never got the audience required; (b) She got the audience she sought but was told to mind her own business or (c) she got her few minutes and was heard but was even insulted for daring to put her mouth in matters of state. She probably reached out to some members of the new mafia who she believes have virtually hypnotized and hijacked her husband and she met a brick-wall there too.

If truth must be told, there is nothing new or strange about what she has said in this apparently explosive interview. The only difference this time is that this is coming from the wife of the President. Even outsiders like us had raised these observations in the last few months; that it seems some people are misleading Buhari; that his team needs to be energized; that the ruling party has set fire on its own roof by engaging in a war of attrition and alienating their core members who fought tooth and nail to make a Buhari Presidency possible after so many attempts; that a cabal has ostensibly manifested itself in the Buhari administration; and so on.

Although Mrs Buhari categorically stated that her husband had not told her whether he he would contest the 2019 elections or not she may have unwittingly let the cat out of the bag and inadvertently exposed the plot of this cabal by saying she is not likely to campaign for her husband in 2019 thus suggesting that the idea of a bid for the Presidency in 2019 is already being contemplated. Tellingly she stated:

“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 lije I did before. I will never do it again.”

Of all the imagined sins of Mrs Buhari in relation to this interview this may be the most injurious to the Cabal’s camp than the issue of poor or sluggish governance. It is a grave indictment when your wife who was such an avid and strong campaigner for you a few years earlier says earnestly that she is fed up and regrets her decision. This is obviously a view that Mrs Buhari believes resonates with a lot of people as she went further to say that “what I am afraid of is the rebellion of 15 million people” in apparent reference to those who elected the President into power this time around.

It is clear that the President must have been taken totally aback by the acidic and acerbic criticism of his administration by the person who should be his number one supporter. His attempt at a jocular sidestep of a tsunamic eruption from his wife has only served to ignite the debate and has somehow managed to portray the President as a person ruling past his time. Women continue to make great strides as world leaders, cue Angela Merkel of Germany, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Cristina De Kirchner of Argentina, Sheikh Hasina Wajed of Bangladesh, Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, Park Geun-hye of South Korea, Erna Solberg of Norway, Michelle Bachelet of Chile, Marie-Louise Preca of Malta, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia, Theresa May of Great Britain and hopefully Hillary Clinton of the US, in the not too distant future. Closer to home, there have recently been appointed as Prime Minister and President respectively, Aminata Toure of Senegal and Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic although their terms have ended. It is therefore unfortunate that the President dismissed his wife as perfunctorily as he did. The President said “I don’t know what party she belongs to, but she belongs to my Kitchen and my living room and the other room.” In my view, the President lost a good opportunity to shore up his feminist credentials and deal with those of his critics who would say he was talking like a typical Islamic fundamentalist, which I believe the President is most assuredly not.

The President appears to be suggesting that there is even greater discord in his home by saying that he does not know what party his wife belongs to. It demonstrates a degree of paranoia reminiscent of the internet trolls and acolytes who support the President and who consider every critic, whether constructive or otherwise, as being anti-corruption or a member of the opposition.

But we must thank God for giving Nigeria such a good lady in our Presidential palace. It is sad that rather than being appreciated for her candour and uncommon courage, critics have unleashed a social media war on her. This is most unfortunate. One, she is a Nigerian. Two, she is the wife of our President. Three, rather she has done Nigeria a great service by screaming before it is too late. No matter what happens, I personally wish there are more of such visionary leaders around who do not see power as an end in itself. Now that her husband has come out to diss her before the whole world by saying she belongs in the kitchen and his “other” room, she deserves our prayers and support.


The President did not stop at the one attack on his wife. He effectively lumbered her with the tag of being part of the opposition when he said “So I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end, I have succeeded. It is not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government”. The import of that statement is that President Buhari believes in the course he is pursuing and he thinks everything is on point. History will be his judge in this respect but I hasten to add that right now a lot of Nigerians would share his wife’s views about the state of the nation and not those of the President.

I pray Baba would hearken to the voice of reason that his wife represents and act in the best interest of Nigeria and by implication himself.


http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/10/15/a-good-lady-in-the-presidential-villa/

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by shamack: 6:58am On Oct 15, 2016
And what has this change in Nigeria stock market,,,,abeg i hate all this distractions jae

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by lofty900(m): 7:03am On Oct 15, 2016
Stop giving women more credit than they deserve but I know aisha did the right thing

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by alegbeleye(m): 7:05am On Oct 15, 2016
*In davidos voice* Dele na my boy

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by Redoil: 7:06am On Oct 15, 2016
Aisha has always known bubu to be deaf and dumb and cluelles

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by KINGwax007(m): 7:08am On Oct 15, 2016
Mr dele momodu, Davido knows you better too

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by PassingShot(m): 7:11am On Oct 15, 2016
Hypocrisy of bigot wailing zombies defies common sense.

If the president's wife has a control over him, we'll complain and call him names such as "woman wrapper, Ineffectual Buffoon".

Now that Aisha is frustrated because she has no undue influence, political foes hail her for her obvious silly act.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by naijaboy756: 7:15am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:
Hypocrisy of bigot wailing zombies defies common sense.

If the president's wife has a control over him, we'll complain and call him name.

Now that Aisha is frustrated because she has no undue influence, political foes hail her for her obvious silly act.
don't you have an atom of shame? Just *an*

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by Chanchit: 7:17am On Oct 15, 2016
lofty900:
Stop giving women more credit than they deserve but I know aisha did the right thing

You just did same thing Dele would do, fight it then agree.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by saintkel(m): 7:20am On Oct 15, 2016
In as much as Aisha is right she still would not have done dat via BBC.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by EternalTruths: 7:20am On Oct 15, 2016
Useless men never take the counsels of their wives seriously until calamity strikes them

Wise men always pray about the counsels given to them by their wives. cool


saintkel:
In as much as Aisha is right she still would not have done dat via BBC.

What is this one saying

She is trying to save her husband's government that is why she went public after her husband's refusal to take her private counsel serious angry

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by amolak: 7:31am On Oct 15, 2016
bubu

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by sdindan: 7:34am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:
Hypocrisy of bigot wailing zombies defies common sense.

If the president's wife has a control over him, we'll complain and call him names such as "woman wrapper, Ineffectual Buffoon".

Now that Aisha is frustrated because she has no undue influence, political foes hail her for her obvious silly act.
What a passingShit!

Your own programmed zombie no get part2.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by bettercreature(m): 7:37am On Oct 15, 2016
saintkel:
In as much as Aisha is right she still would not have done dat via BBC.
Aisha Buhari and her children are too close to the grassroot unlike GEJ children and his apologist, they knows exactly what is going on in Nigeria.
Buhari must listen to her otherwise he will end of like Jonathan.
You should be happy when people are telling you the truth.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by PassingShot(m): 7:38am On Oct 15, 2016
sdindan:

What a passingShit!

Your own programmed zombie no get part2.
Inconsequential thing, you're noticed.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by sdindan: 7:44am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:
Inconsequential thing, you're noticed.
Taaaaaaa!
Zombie from Zootopia.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by tinsel: 7:46am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:
Hypocrisy of bigot wailing zombies defies common sense.

If the president's wife has a control over him, we'll complain and call him names such as "woman wrapper, Ineffectual Buffoon".

Now that Aisha is frustrated because she has no undue influence, political foes hail her for her obvious silly act.
I can see how hard you are trying on every topic concerning this matter to show how hard you love Buhari more than his wife of nearly 30 years.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by Chigold101(m): 7:47am On Oct 15, 2016
lofty900:
Stop giving women more credit than they deserve but I know aisha did the right thing
wait until u get married before you comment.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by PassingShot(m): 7:53am On Oct 15, 2016
tinsel:

I can see how hard you are trying on every topic concerning this matter to show how hard you love Buhari more than his wife of nearly 30 years.
Nothing bad in drumming it in the ears of perpetual wailing zombies that their hypocrisy stinks to high heavens. Right?

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by saintkel(m): 7:58am On Oct 15, 2016
bettercreature:
Aisha Buhari and her children are too close to the grassroot unlike GEJ children and his apologist, they knows exactly what is going on in Nigeria.
Buhari must listen to her otherwise he will end of like Jonathan.
You should be happy when people are telling you the truth.
telling him d truth on radio BBC?

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by alien1: 8:03am On Oct 15, 2016
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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by tinsel: 8:08am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

Nothing bad in drumming it in the ears of perpetual wailing zombies that their hypocrisy stinks to high heavens. Right?
At times it is better to keep quiet especailly in situation like this. A lot had happened between husband and wife before she had the effontery to speak out. We were not there and we cannot pass the right judgement. But, all I know is that nobody can claim to love Buhari more than Aisha. And it is wife that can only tell you when you are making a mistake. Others around you are just there for what they will gain. When the chips are down, you will not see them again, but the wife is there to suffer the actions of her husband. I am married for 18 years, so I am also talking from experience. People criticizing Aisha I can say are people benefiting from Buhari's actions. They cannot love Buhari more than Aisha.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by PassingShot(m): 8:15am On Oct 15, 2016
tinsel:

At times it is better to keep quiet especailly in situation like this. A lot had happened between husband and wife before she had the effontery to speak out. We were not there and we cannot pass the right judgement. But, all I know is that nobody can claim to love Buhari more than Aisha. And it is wife that can only tell you when you are making a mistake. Others around you are just there for what they will gain. When the chips are down, you will not see them again, but the wife is there to suffer the actions of her husband. I am married for 18 years, so I am also talking from experience. People criticizing Aisha I can say are people benefiting from Buhari's actions. They cannot love Buhari more than Aisha.
Just as no one could have loved GEJ more than Patience. As no one could have loved Yar'Adua more than Turai. As no one could have loved IBB more than Mariam. In all of those cases, their wife did more damage than good.

Following your logic, could anyone else know a man's wife more than him? So, it's correct to say PMB knows the potential damage that could result from giving her wife umdue influence.

Lastly, I'm married for 15 years and counting.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by tinsel: 8:21am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

Just as no one could have loved GEJ more than Patience. As no one could have loved Yar'Adua more than Turai. As no one could have loved IBB more than Mariam. In all of those cases, their wife did more damage than good.

Following your logic, could anyone else know a man's wife more than him? So, it's correct to say PMB knows the potential damage that could result from giving her wife umdue influence.

Lastly, I'm married for 15 years and counting.
This is a delicate issue between husband and wife and people commenting are only trying to put a further wedge between the two. When they settle we will not be there. But one point I want to take is that no nigeria loves Buhari more than Aisha. It is pathetic that one senator from the south south is indirectly calling Buhari to divorce his wife, probable because of what he is gaining from Buhari.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by PassingShot(m): 8:28am On Oct 15, 2016
tinsel:

This is a delicate issue between husband and wife and people commenting are only trying to put a further wedge between the two. When they settle we will not be there. But one point I want to take is that no nigeria loves Buhari more than Aisha. It is pathetic that one senator from the south south is indirectly calling Buhari to divorce his wife, probable because of what he is gaining from Buhari.
People are commenting because the rebellious Aisha decided to wash her family's dirty linen outside. Unfortunately, people like you don't see anything wrong in that but you expect commenters to side with her.

As a married man, would you accept such behaviour from your wife?

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by tinsel: 8:32am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

People are commenting because the rebellious Aisha decided to wash her family's dirty linen outside. Unfortunately, people like you don't see anything wrong in that but you expect commenters to side with her.

As a married man, would you accept such behaviour from your wife?
In a way you are right. But my father told me when husband and wife is having a problem, mediate and don't take side, because when they will settle you will not be there.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by Bizibi(m): 8:32am On Oct 15, 2016
tinsel:

I can see how hard you are trying on every topic concerning this matter to show how hard you love Buhari more than his wife of nearly 30 years.
yea,maybe he knows him to the old man's bedroom......

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by PassingShot(m): 8:36am On Oct 15, 2016
tinsel:

In a way you are right. But my father told me when husband and wife is having a problem, mediate and don't take side, because when they will settle you will not be there.
This is different in the sense they're public figures. Any step/action of both is subject to public scrutiny.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by mars123(m): 8:36am On Oct 15, 2016
kai Nigerians...wey una wen gender equality bill no fit pass 2nd reading
As for Aisha she try but the kitchen and other rooms is where she belongs. no be me talk am na so e dey for constitution! cry

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by ifyalways(f): 8:38am On Oct 15, 2016
When a woman is scorned especially when her efforts helped placed her man where he is, she goes all out with everything she has to bring the man down.

Shots fired, Bubu. Warning shots actually. I forsee more coming if they don't concede to her demands.

Sorry for the masses who think Aisha is doing this for them. Don't be carried away, she's using y'alls head to fight her personal battle for power and recognition which has been unfortunately snatched by Kyari and Daura.

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by EternalTruths: 8:40am On Oct 15, 2016
ifyalways:
When a woman is scorned especially when her efforts helped placed her man where he is, she goes all out with everything she has to bring the man down.

Shots fired, Bubu. Warning shots actually. I forsee more coming if they don't concede to her demands.

Sorry for the masses who think Aisha is doing this for them. Don't be carried away, she's using y'alls head to fight her personal battle for power and recognition which has been unfortunately snatched by Kyari and Daura.

Nonsense trash

She is protecting her family

If there is a bloody revolution, who will be victims.?

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Re: "Your Wife Knows You Better" - Dele Momodu Tells Buhari by tinsel: 8:41am On Oct 15, 2016
PassingShot:

This is different in the sense they're public figures. Any step/action of both is subject to public scrutiny.
People have to be careful how they are commenting in this matter, because when they settle some people will be turned enemies. Don't ever under rate the power of a woman. Anyway, I know close family friends will not speak in public.

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