Ayodele Fayose, a former Ekiti State governor, has asked Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, to explain why she wants to campaign and tell Nigerians to re-elect her husband as the country’s leader in the 2019 general elections after alleging that cabals had hijacked his administration.
In a statement issued by Lere Olayinka, his media aide, Fayose demanded to know from Aisha if a positive change had indeed occurred in the administrative mechanisms of her husband’s administration, after her purported comments criticising the president in 2016.
The former governor, who is the South-West coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, said until she explains what has happened to the cabal and their current status, Nigerians will not take her and her husband’s campaign seriously.
“In October 2016, the First Lady told Nigerians the truth about the incapacitation of her husband and went on to say that should things continue till 2019 like they were in 2016, she would not go out to campaign for him and ask any woman to vote like she did before.
“In December last year, she reinforced this position by claiming that a cabal controlling her husband’s government made it to fail. This is January 2019 and the question the First Lady must be asked is; what positive change has Buhari’s government made on Nigeria and its people between 2016 and now?
“Is the First Lady going to be campaigning to Nigerians to subject themselves to another four years of the country under the same cabal that she had accused of running her husband’s government aground?”, the statement read.
Fayose also asked Aisha on what her campaign promises would be on behalf of her husband to various Nigerians who have been affected by either armed violence, terrorist attacks or loss of jobs from 2015 till present,
“Most importantly, what will Aisha Buhari be telling those women whose husbands and children were killed by rampaging herdsmen? What will she tell the women whose husbands are among the over 12 million Nigerians that lost their jobs in the last three years? What will be her message to the women who can no longer feed their children owing to over 300 per cent increment in the prices of food items?
“Rather than wasting public fund jumping up and down to seek the votes of Nigerians for a husband that is not in charge of his government, what the First Lady should do is to assist Buhari to pack his things in readiness for his exit from the Presidential Villa this year,” the statement added.