A lot of Nigerian men like Senator Owie, have had their ego wounded by Aisha Buhari’s controversial BBC interview as they believe she was not supposed to publicly express her feelings about the present government, led by her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, especially when her opinions were not in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
In this light, former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, yesterday, October 14, said that if his wife went public to criticize him the way Aisha Buhari did to her husband, he would send her packing from his house back to her father’s house.
Senator Owie explained that although what Aisha said was right, as the wife of the President, she would have made her views known to him at home, most preferably during bedtime.
“Aisha is right in criticism of President Buhari’s appointments, but the medium she adopted is very wrong. Such advice from a wife to a husband should be given at Bed time and not to the hearing of anybody.
“If a wife does that to me, the woman will return to her parent’s house within 24 hours of that statement. A Benin Parable says – Only one’s enemy that will advise one in the presence of The Oba in council.”
Nigeria’s First Lady had in an interview with BBC Hausa, alleged that the government has been hijacked by a few people. She also said that her husband did not know many top government appointees in his cabinet, accusing them of not sharing the vision of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.
Even though she did not call any names, she however told people to watch out for them on television. She also threatened that she may not back her husband under the present circumstances if he seeks re-election in 2019.
Reacting to Aisha’s statements, President Buhari laughed off her comments, saying, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”