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Buhari joking on Aisha belonging to the kitchen – Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior special assistant to the President on the Media and Publicity, has described as a joke President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that his wife, Aisha, belongs to the kitchen.


“My friends, can’t a leader get a sense humour anymore? Mr. President laughed before that statement was made. He was obviously throwing banter,” Shehu tweeted in reaction to the negative comments that greeted the Buhari’s comment.

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“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room,” President Buhari was reported to have said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin.

President Buhari, who stood beside Merkel when he made the comment, was reported to have made it amidst a chuckle, a hint that it was a mere sarcastic comment.

Shehu said: “Mr. President respects the place of women in our society. He believes in the abilities of women.

“Politics sometimes should be spiced with humour. Those of us around him know there is never a dull moment with him.

“One of Nigeria’s most sensitive office today is headed by a woman, Adeosun. This is an evidence of the confidence he reposes on women.”

4 Comments on Buhari joking on Aisha belonging to the kitchen – Shehu

  1. The president of the most populous black country in the world insulted his wife in front of prominent world leaders and you’re calling it a joke? You must be a fool Mr She hu.


  2. Is PMB sleeping in the same bedroom with his wife Aisha (the other room).


  3. Mr Shehu,Buhari was in front of the major World Press and television yet he should have know what is called diplomacy!!! See what the Phillipines President said of Obama and the consequences. Buhari’s utterance was a major diplomatic guffaw!!!! It was said in front of the most powerful European Head of a major country in Europe……a woman and you can see from her expression that she did not find it funny!! This of course will not endear him to women generally in this 21 st century nor United Nations, in its global move to advance economic, social and political advancement of women. He is better suited to cattle rearing than moving the largest black nation forward in this century.


  4. I seriously think the man was joking. He has not limited his wife’s progress in any way and come to think of it, regardless of the party she belongs to she definitely belongs in those three rooms! @David, the other room means the bedroom.


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