The president’s wife made this statement at a National Women Leadership Summit organised by a political group, Project 4+4 for Buhari & Osinbajo 2019, in Abuja.
Though she refused to disclose the names of this two powerful men,She noted that if not for the two powerful men, Buhari’s achievements in the last three and a half years would have been accomplished by the President in one year.
One of the people that were present at the event was the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo. Mrs. Buhari urged Nigerian women to rise up and fight.
When the Political Adviser to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojodu, was signalling to the First Lady to move away from the topic, she said:
“I have realised that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, my aide, Sajo, and wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Osinbajo, are not comfortable with me saying this and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech, but we must say the truth.”
Meanwhile during an interview with BBC Hausa, Aisha said that Buhari’s government had been hijacked by only a “few people”, who were behind presidential appointments.
According to her, the president did not know most of the intelligence that were appointed as his ministers. The First Lady stated that people who did not share the vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were appointed to top posts because of the influence a “few people” wield.
Her statement: “The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. “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 said.
“20m electorates voted for my husband, are their lives better off today? Only two people are ruling Nigeria today, you better go take your country back if you don’t want it to get worse than this”.
When asked to name those who were behind the sluggishness of Buhari’s administration, she said: “You will know them if you watch television.” Asked whether the president was in charge, Mrs. Buhari had said: “That is left for the people to decide.”
While speaking on the importance of women participating in politics, she said “That is why the government of President Buhari came up with social investment programmes targeted at them and their children in order to engage them and reduce the level of poverty among them.
“I wish to call on women to spread the good news and accomplishments of the present administration. “I also call on you to propagate our party manifesto which promises to change the lives of Nigerians and what it has achieved so far,’’ she said.