President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has called out his wife to provide evidence over her claims that his administration is been run by cabals.He made this demand in an interview with Voice of America, Hausa.
The allegation was made by the first lady of the country, Aisha Buhari, during an interview with British Broadcasting Service (BBC) Hausa, where she said that her husband’s administration was being controlled by a cabal.
She had said, “The President does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. 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.”
She had threatened not to vote for him if things continued that way.
The President had dismissed that statement by saying that his wife belonged in the kitchen and also in the “other room.”
However, during a summit organised for women by a political group in Abuja recently, Aisha again alleged that two powerful men were holding her husband’s government hostage.
During the VOA chat, a clip of which was posted by a journalist on Twitter, the interviewer asked Buhari to formally respond to his wife’s allegations.
The President responded, “That’s her business and it shows I am a true democrat by allowing everybody to have an opinion.“I challenge those alleging to show single evidence.”