Aisha Buhari’s comment vindicates Saraki, says aide

Aisha Buhari’s comment vindicates Saraki, says aide
October 14 17:38 2016

A media aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Bamikole Omisore, on Friday said his boss had been vindicated by the content of the interview Mrs Aisha Buhari had with BBC Hausa Service where she said some strangers had hijacked the machinery of government from her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Omisore recalled that his boss had earlier said there was government within the government of President Buhari only to receive a strong rebuke from the Presidency.

He insisted that Saraki meant well with that comment.

“It has become clear that there is a government within the government of President Buhari who have seized apparatus of executive powers to pursue their nefarious agenda,” Saraki said at the time.

Buhari pushed back against the comments, describing them as a figment of Saraki’s imagination.

But in the surprise interview, Mrs. Buhari appeared to agree with Saraki’s position.

She criticised her husband’s choices of cabinet members and heads of agencies, saying they were total strangers.

She also said she might not support her husband’s re-election if nothing changes in the composition of people around him.

Omisore said in a tweet on Friday morning that Mrs. Buhari’s comment came “months apart” from Mr. Saraki’s own complaint about “the same thing”.

He said Nigerians should understand that both the President’s wife and his boss meant well for the administration.

“Aisha Buhari and Bukola Saraki both have the best interest of President Buhari at heart,”  Omisore said in the tweet.