In an exclusive interview with DW’s Phil Gayle, President Muhammadu Buhari insisted that his wife Aisha should stay out of politics.
“Recently your wife criticized your choices for top jobs, and you responded by saying “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room.” What did you mean by that, sir?”, DW asked President Buhari.
In his response to the question, President Buhari said: “I am sure you have a house. … You know where your kitchen is, you know where your living room is, and I believe your wife looks after all of that, even if she is working.””
“That is your wife’s function?”, DW made an attempt to clarify, to which Buhari replied: “Yes, to look after me.”
“And she should stay out of politics?”, DW asked again. “I think so”, Buhari insisted.