Official spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has once again maintained that the Nigerian number one citizen was only passing humor when he said “my wife belongs to my kitchen…and the other room” in response to Aisha Buhari’s criticism of his government last week.
Speaking on Friday 21 October 2016, Shehu lamented:
“I can assure you that President Buhari’s sense of humor is one of his most distinguishing characteristics, despite his stern mien.
“Unfortunately, an important trip such as this one planned to boost trade and investment, enhance security partnership and pitch the country to eager investors became overshadowed by public outcry over some remarks President Muhammadu Buhari made in Germany, which have sadly been misconstrued by the media and some members of the public.
“A number of whom he has appointed into key positions in his administration, neither do they reflect his attitude towards his wife, Hajiya Aisha, as anyone can see from their history together.
“President Buhari has been an invaluable support to his wife, and I know that he has great plans for every Nigerian woman. Five of his daughters have acquired university degrees. One of them just finished law school and another one undertakes a higher degree programme.
“I hope that all well-meaning Nigerians will put an end to the unfair insinuations that have been generated by President Buhari’s jocularity. Seeing a well-meaning leader being so misunderstood is painful for me.”