The wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to renege on its electoral promises to Nigerians.
Specifically, the wife of the president called on the party to ensure that it fulfilled its promises of paying N5, 000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians and giving school children one free meal a day.
Mrs. Buhari’s call was contained in a three-paragraph statement made available to journalists on Tuesday by her media aide, Adebisi Olumide Ajayi.
The call came on the heels of the Senate’s refusal to pass a motion asking President Muhammadu Buhari to pay unemployed Nigerians N5, 000 monthly.
The rejection of the motion was particularly interesting because while it was raised by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, Philip Aduda, it was overwhelmingly rejected by the APC senators when it was put to a voice vote by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The statement read, “The wife of the President, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC not to renege on their campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians and giving school children one free meal a day.
“This comes after the senators from the party voted against the senate moving a motion calling on the Presidency to pay the N5,000 allowance”.
Speaking further, Mrs Buhari said “The APC is a party of integrity and had assured Nigerians during the campaign that it would pay N5,000 each month to 25 million most vulnerable citizens.
“The wife of the president asked Nigerians to be patient with the APC government as the change they had been yearning for had come to stay”.