Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has asked First Lady Aisha Buhari to remain steadfast in speaking against the anomalies being witnessed in President Muhammadu Buhari’s governemnt.
This comes after Aisha reposted some videos of senators speaking against bad leadership and the cabal in her husband’s gvernment. It is the third time Aisha was speaking out openly against her husband whom she said is surrounded by a cabal who do not mean well for the country.
The videos were from a recent Senate debate on the Benue killings, in which Senator Bruce, representing Bayelsa East and Senator Isah Misau, representing Bauchi Central, criticised President Buhari’s handling of the country’s affairs.
In a tweet on Friday after Aisha’s retweets went viral, Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa East, described the President’s wife as a “very intelligent woman that has the capacity to lead and lead well”.
His words: “Let me say that by the actions and utterances of @aishambuhari since she became Nigeria’s First Lady, it‘s my opinion that she does not belong in the ‘other room’. She is a very intelligent woman that has the capacity to lead and lead well. Your Excellency, please never be cowed!”
In one of the videos, Misau said Ahmed Abubakar, the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is incompetent, and that many ministers have not been functioning.
Misau said: “Today, the DG NIA that was just appointed, is he qualified to be there?”
“This is a person that failed two exams. We know. And just because he is close to the cabal, he is close to the people calling the shots, he was appointed. So many incompetent people are holding so many functions.
“Even today, 50 percent of the ministers are not performing. Since the time the president assumed office, he has not taken any decision to move this country.
“Today we are seeing it and everybody is avoiding it, nobody wants to say anything. Until we begin to talk, all these things we are doing here cannot solve our problems.
Bruce, in the other video, said it seemed to him like the country is becoming a lawless one, where “there is no consequence for bad behaviour”.
“It seems to me that Nigeria is becoming a lawless country. The country with no rules and regulations,” Bruce said.
“A country where laws are not adhered to. A country where there is no consequence for bad behaviour. We either have a government or we don’t, we either have security agencies or we don’t.
“These are the fundamentals issues at stake today because every day since we have gotten here someone has gotten killed, raped, throat slit, killed at gunpoint.”