Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has tendered an apology to Nigerians over the performance of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress in government.
Aisha, however, carefully failed to admit that her husband’s administration has been a failure.
Aisha made the apology on Friday during an exclusive interview on BBC Pidgin, saying that her reason for the apology to Nigerians is based on the fact that the Buhari’s administration might have not performed to the full satisfaction and expectations of Nigerians.
In the interview monitored by SaharaReporters, the First Lady said Nigerians had high expectations from the Buhari government but it is possible that the government fell short of the expectations, hence, her apologies.
She said, “The expectation on us was too high. People were expecting so much from us, and maybe after seven years, we haven’t done to their expectations. Only God knows what is in somebody’s mind or as a human being, you cannot say that you are right or we have done what we should do.
“The government has really tried. The administration has done their best but maybe it is still not the best for others. To them, they have done their best, only God knows, so we must apologize to them, to Nigerians; whether we have made up their expectations or not.”
The President’s wife said she doesn’t know the particular area her husband’s government could have done better as her office is just like a non-governmental organization (NGO) where she only receives people because “I’m not into government. My own is to support them either on health or education. I don’t go into details of what they are doing.”
Asked if she believes that the APC will win the presidential election in 2023, She said, “Why did you ask that kind of question? Of course, we will continue. Of course, APC will win by the grace of God.”
Recall that on the eve of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day Celebration, Aisha while speaking during a Special Juma’at prayer and Public Lecture apologised to Nigerians over the harsh economic realities and insecurity experienced under the Buhari-led government.
She said, “The regime might not have been a perfect one, but I want to seize this opportunity to seek forgiveness from the Ulamas and Nigerians in general. We all need to work together to achieve a better Nigeria.”