In his reaction, Senate President Bukola Saraki today said he had been vindicated by the outburst of Aisha Buhari about her husband’s leadership.
“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.
The Presidency pushed back against the comments, saying they are figments of Saraki’s imagination.
But in a controversial interview with the BBC, Mrs. Buhari appeared to agree with Saraki’s position.
She said she may not support her husband’s re-election if the president failed to shake up his cabinet.
According to PT, Saraki’s comments were conveyed by a tweet posted by his media aide, Bamikole Omisore, on Friday morning.
He said Mrs.
He said President Buhari and those who
Speaking with PT,
"We do believe that the president has good intention and we’re behind him. But a situation where a few people are in charge does not bode well for the image and the future of our country.”
He continued, “Mrs. Buhari is our mother and she has come out to say that the way things are being run, where APC manifesto has been abandoned and the party completely left out of governance, should not continue.”
Saraki has been facing corruption charges at the Code of Conduct Bureau since September 2015.