…2019: Ambode’s aide resigns, joins PDP
Wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would have done better if not for two powerful persons.
Mrs Buhari said her husband would have achieved a lot more than it had in three years if not “for two people in government who will never allow things to move fast.”
“I am disappointed in men who rather than fight these two men will go to them in the night begging for favour,” she said.
This is not the first time the First Lady will criticize the president, some of his aides or the ruling All Progressive Congress leadership.
In 2016, she accused Buhari of neglecting those who worked for his election as the Nigerian leader.
At the time, she said she may not support Buhari’s re-election if the situation did not change.
“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.”
Recently she lashed out against the ruling party for removing some aspirants’ names from the lists of persons to contest election primaries.
Mrs Buhari said the party primaries were against the tenets of the party such that it would not be difficult to dissociate her from the process.
“It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used their hard earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on election day. These forms were bought at exorbitant prices,” Buhari said on October 7.
“Given this development one will not hesitate than dissociate from such unfairness, be neutral, and speak for the voiceless,” she added.
In the meantime, pained by All Progressives Congress, APC’s denial of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State second term, his commissioner for Energy, Wale Oluwo , has resigned.
Oluwo has also joined the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to ensure the party wins 2019 gubernatorial elections.
Guardian NG with additional report from Vanguard