Friday, 14 October 2016

Call for cabinet reshuffle: Buhari replies wife, says I’m more informed about governance

Aisha Buhari Passes vote of no confidence on APC Government . Presidency Reacts.

NIGERIANS seems to have  closed ranks in their condemnation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his statement to the effect that his wife,Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who lamented that the All Progressives Congress,APC-led Federal Government had been hijacked, lacked knowledge of the workings of his administration.

Made up of women activists, party leaders, and socio-political organisations among others, the angry Nigerians did not take the President’s response lightly.
The development which indicated that the crisis in APC may have come to a head resulted in the President and his wife disagreeing on call by the later for the restructuring of the former’s cabinet in order to put an end to claims of non-performance against his ministers.
The wife of the President had in an interview with the BBC lamented that the crisis in the ruling party was provoked by the hijack of the party by those, who contributed nothing to its ascension to power.
While Mrs. Buhari said a restructuring of the President’s team would assuage the anger of aggrieved party members, Buhari, while briefing newsmen in Germany, said his administration was succeeding.
She said: “He is yet to tell me if he will seek re-election but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”
The President, however, said his knowledge of the workings of the government surpassed the understanding of his wife and the opposition.