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Going rogue: Aisha Buhari says she won’t back her husband in 2019 if he doesn’t shake things up

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Going rogue: Aisha Buhari says she won’t back her husband in 2019 if he doesn’t shake things up

Aisha Buhari, the wife of the Nigerian president, has said that unless her husband shakes things up with his appointment she would not back him for reelection.

She said she had no idea if the president would seek reelection though.

“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,” she told the BBC.

As reported two days ago, the president’s wife said in the interview that she does not know most of the people who he appointed as “a few people” are behind appointments.

“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 years,” she had said.

“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.”

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She however did not mention who these people are, saying that “You will know them if you watch television.”

On whether the president was in charge, she said: “That is left for the people to decide.”

The first lady said she considered the improved security in the north east to be her husband’s major achievement.

“No-one is complaining about being attacked in their own homes. Thankfully everyone can walk around freely, go to places of worship, etc. Even kids in Maiduguri have returned to schools,” she said.

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