Aisha Buhari, a voice of conscience calling politicians to be better –Tinubu
All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has said the achievements of wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, have faulted the claim that a First Lady is just an appendage of power.
Tinubu described the first lady as a voice of conscience that keeps nudging politicians to be their better selves.
He also said Mrs Buhari played an active role during the 2015 and 2019 elections and has continued to enrich the Buhari administration with her contributions.
Tinubu stated this today at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.
Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, chaired the occasion on Thursday.
He said, “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concerns have been forever laid to rest.
“First lady has played an uplifting, unifying role both in symbol and substance. She has been a voice of conscience calling us to be of our better self for the good of the nation and for the vulnerable among us.”
President Buhari’s, who is on a medical check-up in London, is represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
Those currently present at the event are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo.
Others attending are the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege; and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija who is the Special Guest of Honour.
The royal fathers of the day are the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and the Egbere Emere Okori Eleme, King Appolus Chu.