Aliyu Abdullahi, a senior media and publicity aide to the office of the First Lady Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday, December 29, refused to disclose the whereabouts of the president’s wife.
Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today, the presidential aide said she was not making an appearance on the programme to speak on the First Lady’s whereabouts, adding that she is entitled to her privacy.
As Legit.ng closely monitors, there has been a fuss and a controversy over Mrs Buhari’s whereabouts in the last couple of months, with some people saying the First Lady has jetted out to Dubai amid backdoor bustle in the presidency.
Mrs Buhari, a staunch critic of his husband’s government and ruling party All Progressives Congres (APC), was said to have fled to Arab state to find solace away from the political distractions of the country.
When asked about her (Aisha’s) whereabouts, Abdullahi maintained that she is entitled her private life.
He argued that though Mrs Buhari is married to the president, she is a citizen who is entitled to her privacy.
“Let me say it this way again, the first lady, although married to the President, nevertheless, she is a citizen of this country who is entitled to her own right to privacy.
“If she chooses not to speak on a particular subject at any point in time, she is entitled to her own right to privacy and that is where I wish to leave that issue as of now. That is her own right, and she did not choose to speak at this time.”