Aisha Buhari, wife of outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, has disclosed that she knew her husband would need a great deal of assistance if he was to get anywhere close to fulfilling his promises to Nigerians.
She said she knew that her husband was not mentally prepared for the task ahead of him, adding that she had to step in to make sure that the name of the family was not sullied by some persons who wanted to use the goodwill he enjoyed from Nigerians to make money off him.
Aisha made this revelation in an interview with The Sun published on Saturday, while speaking on her time as first lady and the performance of her husband in office.
The Firsl Lady said she was relentless in her support for her husband and prioritised the welfare of Nigerians.
The president’s wife said she openly criticised decisions that were “taken for the interest of one person and not for the general public’s interests”.
She said some decision-makers were oblivious to the fact that her husband was elected because of the love Nigerians have for him.
Aisha said, “So, I told myself we cannot afford that, I just knew my husband needed help,” she added.
“That is why I am here as a First Lady and as a wife. I don’t like people who want to make money to rubbish the image of the family, the hard-earned name of my husband, you know, and then we keep quiet and look at the person.
“So that’s why I normally step in and speak up.”