The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has urged the wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, not to be intimidated by her criticisms of the current administration.
According to Murray-Bruce, Aisha does not belong to “the other room,” as the President once dismissed the First Lady over her allegation that a cabal had hijacked her husband’s government.
Buhari, who was in Germany while Aisha raised the alarm in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, had said he did not know which political party his wife belonged but he knew she belonged to “the kitchen, the living room and the other room.”
On Friday, Aisha re-tweeted videos of Murray-Bruce and the lawmaker representing Bauchi-Central, Senator Isa Misau, in which they were condemning Buhari on the floor of the Senate for his alleged inaction on the killings by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country.
In a tweet on Friday night, Murray-Bruce said, “Let me say that by the actions and utterances of @aishambuhari since she became Nigeria’s First Lady, it is my opinion that she does not belong in the ‘other room.’ She is a very intelligent woman that has the capacity to lead and lead well. Your Excellency, please never be cowed!”
In a related development, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, who also criticised Buhari’s administration for the killings, said on Saturday that the government did not have the luxury of time to waste in stopping the attacks.
Buhari on Thursday night hosted the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress to a dinner at the Presidential Villa where the President said he always took his time before making decisions and taking actions.
In a veiled reference to Buhari’s statement, Sani tweeted, “We can afford not to haste on matters of bread and butter; we cannot afford not to hurry on matters of life and death.”