Nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari and others who argued that the Nigerian structure doesn’t assign any official position to the First Girl.
Tinubu did this stylishly on Thursday on the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha Buhari, spouse of the President on the Convention Centre, State Home, Abuja.
The e book, “Aisha Buhari: Being completely different,” was written by the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Administration and Ladies Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.
The previous Lagos State governor, who chaired the event described the President’s spouse as a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their higher selves.
Although Tinubu didn’t point out any title, SaharaReporters recalled that Buhari, then APC presidential candidate in an interview he granted to Weekly Belief in December 2014, had mentioned he wouldn’t have an workplace of the First Girl ought to he emerge as President.
He gave as his motive the truth that the workplace shouldn’t be offered for within the structure, and recommended that the Ministry for Ladies Affairs must be allowed to play its position unhindered.
“Given the First Girl’s achievement, nobody can moderately query the position of a First Girl any longer. Keep in mind that there have been those that argued that the structure doesn’t assign any official position to the First Girl. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their considerations have been ceaselessly laid to relaxation.
“First Girl has performed an uplifting, unifying position each in image and substance. She has been a voice of conscience calling us to be of our higher self for the great of the nation and for the susceptible amongst us,” Tinubu mentioned.
Aisha had a couple of weeks after the 2015 presidential election revealed that it was Tinubu who satisfied her to affix the marketing campaign prepare of Buhari.
The First Girl was absent at Buhari’s marketing campaign rallies till January 13, 2015 when she was unveiled at an APC rally on the M.Ok.O. Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state.
“It was my private choice to not come out for marketing campaign as a result of I wanted to care for the house entrance whereas her husband was within the area campaigning,” she mentioned.
“It was Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who talked me into it earlier than I made a decision to affix the prepare.”
In the meantime, the connection between Buhari and Tinubu has been a topic of public discourse of late, particularly because the 2023 presidential election will get nearer.
Political analysts have rumoured the presidential ambition of the previous governor of Lagos State however some chieftains within the South-West tenaciously consider that Buhari won’t hand over energy to him.