Nigerians have wondered about her whereabouts in President Muhammadu re-election bid, as she hasn’t been campaigning along with him.
However, there are reports that the first lady is currently abroad for medical reasons – a claim her office has refused to confirm or deny.
Further attempts to get information from Suleiman Haruna, media aide to the president’s wife failed as he said he did not have any comments.
“Honestly, honestly, I don’t have any comment on that. People have been calling me. I don’t have any comment on that,” Haruna said.
A presidency source who spoke with the Thecableng explained that Aisha could not campaign with her husband “because she is ill”.
“For about two weeks now, you will observe that the president’s wife has not been campaigning. She is ill and she has travelled abroad for treatment,” the source said, adding that she would be back by Monday.
Earlier in the month, Buhari’s wife, Aisha set up a 700-member team for her husband’s second term bid.
The large team, mainly made up of women, was inaugurated by the president on January 4 at Aso Rock.
At the event, she explained that her team would serve as a support to the main campaign council co-chaired by Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“It will operate as a sister body with necessary legwork and outreach and will mobilise women and youths across the country,” the president’s wife said.
She then led her team to a rally in Kano state on January 5 and since then, we haven’t heard or seen her in public working for the re-election bid of her husband.
On January 12, Aisha was nowhere to be found when her team arrived Owerri, Imo state, to campaign.
She was represented by Dolapo, co-chairperson of the team and wife to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Although she has been critical of some Buhari’s inner circle, she has openly supported her husband’s quest for a second term in office, Naija News observes.
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