Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday admitted that it was not former President Goodlcuk Jonathan that was bad but the people around him. The First Lady therefore warned those around her husband not to misuse their position, but to use same to help the president fight corruption and insecurity.
“I will like to inform you that in the past regime, whether it is true or false, only God knows, some people were going round and parading themselves as PAs. If you wanted to see the First Lady, you will pay $30,000, $50,000 and if you are seeing the President, you will pay all that you have gathered in your lifetime,” Vanguard quoted the First Lady to have said.
Mrs Buhari said this when she hosted women and youths to a ‘thank you’ dinner. She noted that the people around Mr President will determine how successful his administration would be.
“There was nothing that people did not say about the past administration. It is not Jonathan that is not good, but the people around him.
“So, the people that are going to be around General Buhari have to be very careful because this election ended peacefully.
“We are praying and hoping that people around him should know that it took him 12 years to get to that position and they must know that they are coming to serve the masses, not General Buhari in person. It is the people that are around him that will determine the political health of our state,” she said.
Mrs Buhari also advocated for a better representation of women in all arms of government in order to ensure that their concerns are better articulated.