Nigeria’s First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari on Wednesday demanded for the resignation of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
In a statement, she accused the presidential spokesman of interfering in the affairs of the president’s family.
“In saner climes, Garba Shehu would have resigned immediately after going beyond his boundaries and powers” she said in the statement.
Aisha said Shehu has abandoned his responsibility of managing the image of the president and has “shifted his loyalty from the president to others who have no stake in the compact that the president signed with Nigerians on May 29, 2015 and 2019”.
She accused Shehu of taking instruction from President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, in the early days of the Administration, to declare that there will not be the Office of the First Lady, a development she said embarrassed her husband.
She accused him of releasing the video in which she had an altercation with the Daura family to the press, adding that his loyalty is not to anyone or group.
However, some Nigerians who took to social media have supported Aisha Buhari while others disagreed with her, claiming the incident should not be in the public domain and because she is in support of the Social Media Regulation bill.