Nigerians on Saturday called for the immediate reshuffling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, following the revelations made by his wife, Aisha.
This call came on the heels of the displeasure expressed by the President’s wife that her husband has been hijacked by those who played no role in his emergence. She says Buhari does not know most of the appointees in his cabinet.
Aisha Buhari had, in a British Broadcasting Corporation interview, noted that the Buhari’s government was hijacked by a few people, who were behind presidential appointments.
In the interview, Mrs. Buhari said, “The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.
“Some people are sitting down in their homes, folding their arms, only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.”
Following Aisha’s comments, which have since gone viral, many Nigerians said the President must take urgent steps to reconstitute his cabinet and remove incompetent ministers and aides.
According to an online poll conducted on some news website, Facebook page and Twitter handle, majority of Nigerians were in support of a cabinet change.
Meanwhile, shortly after Mrs. Buhari’s interview, unknown groups have gone haywire to spread messages on social media, accusing her of intentionally wanting to bring her husband into disrepute.
Some of the messages alleged among others that the First Lady was in the same camp with some aggrieved persons in the APC.
Another said the president’s wife was fighting to remain relevant because her husband was no longer listening to her.
Even though the sources of these messages could not be traced as of press time, the messages were shared many times on social media.