A civic group, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, said it smacked of hypocrisy for Mrs. Aisha Buhari to blame only ministers and governors for the socio-economic situation in the country, while turning a blind eye to the “ineptitude” of her husband’s administration.
AFRICMIL coordinator, Dr. Chido Onumah, said Aisha was one of the major beneficiaries of “Buhari’s lack of consistency and ineptitude.”
The activist stated that the First Lady’s statement indicting the nation’s political leadership called to question her husband’s capacity to govern.
He said, “Beyond the question of hypocrisy, I don’t think it is in her place, but as a Nigerian, she is entitled to her opinion on that; but I think there is a serious question mark when she comes out to make such statements at a public event, knowing full well what is going on in the presidency, which, to be fair to her, she had also condemned in the past.”
Onumah added, “It is quite hypocritical of her to choose and pick in terms of profligacy and waste that is going on in government, but it also tells you why there is need to do a proper overhaul from the presidency downwards.
“It also calls to question the capacity of her husband to govern.
“Where is the man we elected to govern?
“He is missing in action. That, for me, is the more troubling issue.”