Aisha Buhari: Nigerians carpet First Lady over latest row with Mamman Daura, Garba Shehu

Aisha Buhari: Nigerians carpet First Lady over latest row with Mamman Daura, Garba Shehu

Nigerians have taken to social media to berate the First Lady, Aisha Buhari over the latest fallout between herself and two members of the President’s kitchen cabinet, Mamman Daura and presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.

Aisha Buhari had accused Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew and Garba Shehu of undermining her office. In an emailed statement sent to Daily Trust; the First Lady alleged that Mamman Daura gave a presidential directive without her husband’s knowledge.

In the statement titled ‘‘Garba Shehu Has Gone Beyond His Boundaries”; the First Lady submitted that the directive had embarrassed the president.

Specifically, Aisha Buhari claimed that Mamman Daura had issued a directive scrapping the office of the First Lady; a decision she alleged was carried out without the knowledge or approval of her husband, President Buhari. In addition, Aisha Buhari alleged that the directive was issued through a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

Furthermore, she accused the presidential spokesman of failing in his duties to the president.

‘‘Rather than face this responsibility squarely, he has shifted his loyalty from the President to others who have no stake in the compact that the President signed with Nigerians on May 29, 2015 and 2019.

‘‘To make matters worse, Mr. Shehu has presented himself to these people as a willing tool and executioner of their antics, from the corridors of power even to the level of interfering with the family affairs of the President. This should not be so. The blatant meddling in the affairs of a First Lady of a country is a continuation of the prodigal actions of those that he serves.’’

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However, Nigerians have taken a dim view of the First Lady’s public vituperations this time round.

Aisha Buhari
Mamman Daura and Aisha Buhari

When Aisha Buhari first spoke out against an alleged cabal in the Presidency, she had gained the adoration of Nigerians. Indeed, many had hailed her action as one of uncommon courage. As a matter of fact, she had been seen as one who had the best interests of the country at heart.

Indeed, the same reactions followed her other public criticisms of some of the actions/inactions of her husband’s administration. However, Nigerians seem to have taken a radically different view of her latest row with Mamman Daura and Garba Shehu.

Indeed, the majority on social media have accused her of only speaking out when she has personal issues with the ‘cabal’. Furthermore, she was attacked for her support for the controversial anti-social media bill. Also, the First Lady was lampooned for her public support for the re-election bid of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

Meanwhile, 1st News had put together some of the views/comments of Nigerians on the matter.



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