Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, has urged the wife of the President Aisha Buhari not to be intimidated by her criticisms of the current administration.
According to Ben Murray-Bruce, Aisha Buhari does not belong to “the other room,” as the President once dismissed the First Lady over her allegation that a cabal had hijacked her husband’s government.
Buhari, who was in Germany at the time when Aisha raised the alarm in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, had said he did not know which political party his wife belonged but he knew she definitely belonged to “the kitchen, the living room and the other room.”
Aisha Buhari caused a stair some few days back when she re-tweeted videos of Murray-Bruce and the lawmaker representing Bauchi-Central, Senator Isa Misau, in which they were condemning Buhari on the floor of the Senate for his alleged inaction on the killings by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country.
Ben Murray-Bruce in a tweet on Friday said,
“Let me say that by the actions and utterances of @aishambuhari since she became Nigeria’s First Lady, it is my opinion that she does not belong in the ‘other room.’ She is a very intelligent woman that has the capacity to lead and lead well. Your Excellency, please never be cowed!”
In another related development, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, who also criticised Buhari’s administration for the killings, said on Saturday that the government cannot be wasting so much time to address the issues of the killings.
This came as a response to the statement made by the President on Thursday night hen he hosted the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress to a dinner at the Presidential Villa. President Buhari had mentioned that he always took his time before making decisions and taking actions.
“We can afford not to haste on matters of bread and butter; we cannot afford not to hurry on matters of life and death.”