Presidentl Muhammadu Buhari’s kinsmen blamed the first lady, Aisha Buhari over her statement on wednesday which attacked the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu.
In separate exclusive interviews the kinsmen in Daura, berated Mrs Buhari for making what they called a purely private family affair a public one
The first Lady in her statement on Wednesday morning said,
Commenting on the statement by Aisha Buhari, residents of Daura, the home town of the President, said the first lady should have reported the matter to her husband.
Attack on Shehu akin to attacking Buhari – Daura associations
The Chairman of the Coalition of Associations in Daura, Mallam Muhammed Saleh, in an interview, said Mrs Buhari’s feud with Shehu should be seen as a pure private affair.
He said that the outburst by the wife of the President was not good enough. According to him, attacking Shehu was akin to attacking Buhari.
“Attacking Garba Shehu who is the spokesperson for the President is akin to attacking the President himself and I think , this is not good enough. I will urge all of them to resolve any issue at stake privately.”
Aisha is giving wrong impression of her husband – Daura elder
But another elder in Daura, Alhaji Usman Kalgo, said the first lady’s public outburst on Shehu was an insult to Buhari.
“The President knew that Garba Shehu was competent before giving him the job of a spokesman and if there is a feud between Aisha and him or any other person, Aisha should respect her husband. She should report Shehu to her husband and not making it public. By making the issue public, she is giving a wrong impression of her husband, which is not good enough.”
A lawyer, who is an indigene of the town, Ado Lalu, said the wife of the President’s approach of making the issue public would not solve the problem.
Lalu said the feud between the first lady and Shehu or any other person in the Presidency ought to have been resolved behind closed doors.
“Even if he (President) is busy to attend to her complaints now because of his tight schedule, she will always get time to discuss the issue with the President. There are several ways of making one’s grievances known not by making such public, which will only aggravate matters. This is a strictly private matter and should be settled privately.”