In his reaction to his wife’s BBC interview, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Aisha belonged in his kitchen, and did not have any right to question his leadership.
President Buhari said during a joint press briefing with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, that he had superior knowledge over his wife, the Associated Press reported.
The President responded, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.
“So I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It’s not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government.”
Commenting on President Buhari’s response that his wife belonged in the kitchen, the publisher of Ovation magazine, Chief Dele Momodu, said it was “disgraceful” for the President to have said it.
“If the President really said that his wife belongs in his kitchen and his bedroom and his other bedroom, it is highly disgraceful,” he said.