The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has given the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, five days to retract his bribery allegation against her or face legal action.
Fayose had recently alleged that Mrs Buhari was implicated in the Halliburton bribery scandal, in which she transferred $170,000 to an account linked to US Congressman Williams Jefferson
Jefferson was in 2009 found guilty and convicted of corruption and is at the moment serving a jail term in the US.
In a letter sent to Fayose through her lawyers, Aisha Buhari described his claims as “very wild, unfounded and false”, according to Premium Times.
The letter which was sent to Mr. Fayose via courier on Wednesday according to the online medium, demanded an unqualified retraction of the statement published in various media on June 20, 2016.
The letter refuted Fayose’s claim that the president’s wife was the said Aisha Buhari who bribed Jefferson, leading to his conviction.