Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday lamented that two
powerful personalities have constituted themselves as a cog in the wheel
of speedy development of the country, under the watch of her husband.
who spoke at a conference organized by Project 4+4 in Abuja, however,
did not mention the names of the powerful persons.
The event was also attended by the VP’s wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo.
First Lady explained that the government had achieved a lot but could
have achieved more or even achieved all it had in one year but for two
people in government who will never allow things to move fast.
President’s wife said that she was disappointed in men (in government)
who rather than fight these two men will go to them in the night begging
She said: ”I have realized that Senator Babafemi
Ojodu, Special Adviser, political, to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani,
and wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Osinbajo, are not comfortable with
my saying this and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech but
we must say the truth.”
The President’s wife insisted that the powerful duo were retrogressive elements preventing the government from moving forward.
First Lady, known for her frank talk when it comes to issues concerning
her husband’s administration, had in October 2016, told the BBC in an
interview, that her husband was being held hostage by a cabal.
“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
“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 had said.
The First Lady had also
threatened not to vote for Buhari, saying “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”.