First Lady Counters President Buhari, Apologises To Nigerians

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has said that due to many expectations Nigerians have of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, she is not sure if the government has met them.

Aisha stated this in an interview with the BBC, saying that this is the reason she apologized to Nigerians.

Mrs Buhari had earlier apologised to Nigerians about the hardships they are facing during the special prayers she organised on October 1 to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the country’s independence.

President Buhari had on Monday during his last Ministerial Retreat given the lineup of completed and ongoing infrastructure projects executed in the past seven years, his regime has met the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.

But Mrs Buhari said in the interview that “the expectations on us were so high and maybe after seven years, we haven’t met their expectations. Only God knows what is in somebody’s mind.

“As a human being, you can’t say you are right or you have done what you should, so the government has really tried, the administration did its best but may not be the best for others. So we must apologize to Nigerians weather we met their expectations or not.”

Asked the areas she thought the government failed the most, Aisha said she didn’t follow the government programmes.

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“I don’t know, because I run my office like a charity; I only accept people, but I don’t belong to politics. All I do is support them in terms of health or education. I don’t follow what they do,” she added.

According to her, the All Progressives Congress will win the next presidential election.

“Why would you ask me this question? We (APC) will continue. APC will win the election. By God’s grace.

“We faced a big challenge because when my husband came to power there was no resources, but I insisted that we are the ones who said we will do it and we have to do it,” she added.

Mrs Buhari further said that she did not have any political ambition.

She said, “I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be the wife of the President. It’s a great position. I thank God and I am asking him to make us finish safely and to hand over power to the APC government.

“I don’t have any political ambitions. I will be the wife of the former president, what else am I looking for?”

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