President Muhammadu Buhari has told his wife and first-lady of Nigeria to point out the cabals that are in his government, saying that there is no cabal controlling the government.
Buhari was reacting to a recent comment by Aisha suggesting that the government has been taken over by a few powerful people.
This is not the first time the first-lady is making such an allegation. On different occasions in the past, she has alleged that a few people were controlling the president and taking decisions.
Speaking at a leadership summit in Abuja earlier in the month, Aisha challenged Nigerians to fight the “two or three people who have dominated this government”.
“Our votes were 15.4 million in the last elections and after that only for us to be dominated by two people… this is totally unacceptable,” she had said.
“If 15.4 million people can bring in a government and only for the government to be dominated by two people or three people, where are the men of Nigeria? Where are the Nigerian men? What are you doing? Instead of them to come together and fight them, they keep visiting them one after the other licking their shoes (I’m sorry to use those words).”
But in an interview with the Voice of America, Buhari said that is her business.
He also challenged those making allegations that a cabal is in charge of his government to substantiate their claims.
“Have you heard of the word cabal? People have been alleging that there are some few people in charge of this administration, that you are not the one in charge. Even your wife said something about this recently, what do you have to say about this?” the journalist asked him.
Responding, Buhari said: “That’s her business… This shows I am a real democrat… What they are saying is different from what is happening. They should come out and say those things they feel was staged managed by the cabal. What the cabal force to me to do. They should mention just one thing.”