Fatima Shuts Down Rumours Of Another Wife For Buhari
Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has revealed that her father and President Muhammadu Buhari are both monogamists.
She said this while reacting to recent social media claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to marry another wife.
Naija News recalls the social media was last week awash with rumours that the President is set to marry Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs.
Hajia Farouq was said to be a favourite of the alleged Aso Rock cabal and this online medium recalls Mamman Daura, who is Buhari’s older nephew, is rumoured to be the head of the so-called cabal.
However, according to an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by TheCable, Fatima has totally shut down any plan by Buhari to marry another wife.
“Wallahi, it is a lie. It is all part of what I am saying about the false allegations against our father. He is not even aware of the rumours about the marriage issue because he doesn’t use the social media. They are both monogamous. Both my dad and the president practice monogamy. They are all lies aimed at blackmailing him. They keep falsely accusing him. It does not tally with reason,” she said.
Answering a question on the alleged cabals and specifically if her father was indeed controlling the President’s actions, Fatima swore her father was not controlling the president in any way.
She added that First Lady, Aisha Buhari should be asked the same question.
“I think the question should be directed to her (Aisha). If one would be objective, one would understand that they (Buhari and Daura) grew up together, shared the same friends and did a lot of things together, so if any one is appointed that is close to our dad, that person is also close to the president. They have been together and they do things together. Everyone has his own confidant that he listens to. I think that is the reason for the allegations. They are very close friends. They are also related by blood so there is no way you can separate them.”
“Wallahi, it is not like that. You guys are journalists, you can investigate and see how our father is. He is a shy fellow, doesn’t talk a lot and hardly cares about other people’s businesses. Even we as his children, he doesn’t impose things on us,” she told the BBC.
Fatimah, however, acknowledged the close relationship between her father and President Buhari but pointed out her father would never impose his points even if asked for his opinions, saying her father is being wrongly accused.
“You know the president can seek his advice but he is not the kind of fellow that will impose or insist on something. He can simply advise and stay away at home minding his business. He hardly speaks, he is 80 years old. When you talk to him about the allegations, he says you should not bother yourselves, that God is clearing his sins by such false accusations. If you are reasonable, you will see that the powers being allotted to our father by his accusers are wrong. It is only God that has such powers. It doesn’t make sense.”
“Definitely, it is sad to hear your father being wrongly accused. But for the fact that our father is solely dependent on God and we are also like that, it doesn’t bother us much. We see it as the price we have to pay for being loyal to the president, for being there for him and for supporting him. One day, the truth will come out,” she said.