Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has declared support for her husband’s re-election bid.
President Buhari had on Monday officially made known his intention to vie for re-election.
Mrs Buhari who had in 2016 criticised her husband’s administration noting that it was veering from its mandate to the people made her new stance known in her acceptance letter to Vanguard Newspaper which made her its person of the year this week.
She had warned to withdraw her support to him if he seeks re-election unless he implemented immediate changes in personnel and policies.
“He is yet to tell me —if he’ll 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,” Mrs. Buhari told the BBC in an interview, adding that, “I will never do it again.”
Mr Buhari responded at the time by telling her to save her opinion of his government and confine herself to the kitchen.
Nearly two years on, Mr Buhari has commenced his re-election campaign, but yet to effect the cabinet shake-up demanded by his wife.
However, in her acceptance statement to Vanguard, Mrs Buhari did not say whether her expectations have been met, but indicated she would support his re-election bid.
She stated this in a statement circulated by her media aide Suleiman Haruna.
“As we are all aware, Nigerians elected this administration based on the trust and confidence they have on my husband.
“I therefore feel that we are here to serve Nigeria to the best of our ability. Let me use this opportunity to state that I support my husband in this call to service and will continue to do so,” the statement partly read.