I’m still shocked with the damaging interview granted to BBC by the First Lady on the alleged sidelining of core supporters of the president in his appointments. She condemned such actions and vowed that if amendments were not made, she wouldn’t campaign for him in 2019 if he chose to contest for the presidency.
The behaviour of the wife of the president is uncultured and uncouth and smacks of an act of rebellion to her husband and further diminishes the office of the president and the president.
Being a Fulani woman and a Muslim, Aisha knows more than all of us that giving this background, a woman is not even to be seen not even talk of to being heard. Furthermore this is her husband that she has limitless access, nothing precludes her from offering advice on regularly basis. If this method failed, she could have reached out to family friends, relations and even close political associates. If all failed, then the only option available is to consistently, without ceasing, pray to God to change him for the better. The most extreme action to take, which is not advisable, is for her to seek for divorce. But taking the belligerent route of challenging her husband not privately but in the public domain is total disservice to herself, her family, relations, family friends and associates in particular and to the nation at large.
I can’t imagine my self challenging my elder brother who is the paramount ruler of our domain in the public , but I have severally challenged him privately and when my views were not heeded, I solicited the services of the other responsible members of the family. If all failed, sometimes I reacted by staying away from seeing him for a long period.
The reasons why people resort to using public medium to express their views on issues concerning public officers is because they have no access to such people. If for instance I had access to the First Lady, I wouldn’t venture to write this in the public. When I was critical of some policies of Goodluck Jonathan in the dying days of his regime, I was accosted on this thread by friends that why was I not critical of the Nyako regime that equally had it excess luggages in governance. My response was simple: I had unlimited access to the man and I had offered limitless advices to him. The reason why I came out in the open in GEJ’s case was because I had no access to him period.
Finally on the substance of the allegations, I think it’s not true that PMB didn’t patronize people close to him. In fact if anything he over patronized them. That is why today he is being accused of lopsidedness in key appointments because he over patronized those that were close to him and most of them were Northerners. SGF was with him from ANPP to CPC to APC. The Customs boss Hammed was his chief of staff during the period of election. Ditto for the present chief of staff. AGF Shehu malami was the legal Adviser of CPC. Ameachi, minister of transport was the DG of PMB campaign, he also brought Peter(the defeated APC governorship candidate in Rivers state) to head NiMASA. F Kayode( minister of solid minerals), Fashola( minister of power, works and housing), Dr Onu( minister of science) were all in the forefront of bringing about the change mantra. Bola Tinubu ( who is dubbed the leader of the party and was central in bringing block votes from South West) brought the Vice President, minister of finance, the chairman of Federal inland revenue service, wanted Femi Gbajamila as speaker of house of reps but after several intrigues, he settled for house leader. The list of party faithfuls and people close to PMB that are occupying strategic positions is endless. In fact the only outsider that is occupying a strategic position in Kachickwu, the minister of petroleum. I remember vividly on two different occasions, PMB said there was no way he could appoint people that didn’t vote for him and that he had to reward people that stood by him in his darkest hour.
My conclusion on Aisha Buhari’s outburst, which is not grounded on facts, is that her candidates whom she had assured them positions were not factored in the appointments despite making case for them and this could have been frustrated by the duo of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff and Kyari’s godfather Mamman Daura.Do you ever witness news, videos, articles, or photos that you believe it's good and rich for our blog?, or do you have a true life story that you would want us to feature on our blog; Adamawa Celebrities News? Kindly submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us now via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or WhatsApp: 08051600130Connect on Social Media: @adamawacelebrities