In his reaction to his wife’s BBC interview, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Aisha belonged in his kitchen, and did not have any right to question his leadership.
President Muhammadu Buhari laughed at the comments, saying, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room,” AP reports.
His comments to reporters in Germany promoted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, standing at his side, to give him a short stare and then laugh.
In an interview with the BBC Hausa-language service broadcast Friday, Aisha Buhari said her husband did not know many top government appointees, and she accused them of not sharing the vision of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Buhari also said in his comments to reporters that he hopes his wife will remember that he ran for president 3 times before succeeding on the 4th effort.
“So I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It’s not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government.”