The Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has challenged the wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, to prove her innocence in the Halliburton scam by travelling to the United States, U.S.
Fayose had on Monday stated that the President’s wife was the person allegedly indicted by a US Court for transferring $170,000 to indicted US Congressman, Williams Jefferson, in the Halliburton scandal.
Though several sources including some media organizations said she was not the one implicated, Fayose insisted that Aisha Buhari had more to reveal than she had agreed to, stressing that, that was why she had refused to travel with her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, on the three occasions he had visited the US since assuming power.
He added that rather than attend a conference to which she was invited, Hajia Buhari sent Toyin, the wife of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Speaking in a statement issued through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, on Wednesday, the Governor “challenged the president’s wife to visit the United States of America to convince Nigerians that she was not the Aisha Buhari mentioned in the judgment convicting William Jefferson.”
“It is on record that the President has visited USA three times and his wife did not travel with him. Equally, she ought to have visited USA last year September to chair a United Nations programme but she sent wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki to represent her,” the statement read in part.