Aishat Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has told Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan not to have the fear of going to jail if Buhari emerged winner in the forthcoming March 28 presidential poll.
The APC presidential candidate’s wife, who said the country had long suffered bad governance, said her husband would not have time to witch-hunt anybody. Aishat, who spoke on Thursday [Mar. 19] in Benin, the Edo State capital, where she interacted with women in the state, was reacting to statements credited to Patience that Buhari would jail women if elected as President.
“For those that are campaigning, saying that he (Buhari) is coming to jail Nigerians, I don’t know what their fear is. “But they shouldn’t be afraid because we are all yearning for change. The insecurity in the country, the very poor healthcare system, lack of education and other basic necessities that people are lacking, I believe Nigerians need somebody like General Muhammadu Buhari now.
“Already, they have painted him black, using religion. I’m happy today that Nigerians realise that they use religion as a cover to loot Nigeria,” Aishat said.
She added, “In each zone of the country, we have peculiar problems; our problems differ. For me, in this zone, girl-child trafficking should be considered (as) one of our problems, though I know that there is unemployment. Unemployment is a major factor that contributes to brain-drain and also the girl-child trafficking.
“Buhari is a leader. He was a leader; he led Nigeria some decades ago and he is coming back now to sanitise the system.”