Emerging report reaching Page 36, indicates that Mr. Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the First Lady), has refused to disclose and discuss the whereabouts of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, resulting in more speculations that indeed all may not be well with the First Family of Nigeria.
Rather than respond to the question he was asked during his appearance on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’, he told the Correspondent, Kayode Okikiolu, that he was not invited to the show to discuss the privacy of the First Lady.
Mr. Abdullahi’s words: “I am sorry Kayode, this is not part of what I was actually invited here to discuss in your studio.
“I will not be speaking on that, because it is not part of what we agreed for me to come and discuss. So, let us leave that issue out of the interview please.”
In his response however, Channels Television’s Kayode informed the First Lady’s Aide that the news is already in the public domain, and it was important to clear the air on the controversy trailing the issue.
He also told Mr. Abdullahi that the information he would provide would help Nigerians make informed discussions, should the issue come up again.
The First Lady’s Aide on his part, maintained his earlier position, insisting that Mrs. Buhari is entitled to her private life.
He noted: “Let me say it this way again, the First Lady, although married to the President, nevertheless, she is a citizen of this country, who is entitled to her own right to privacy.
“If she chooses not to speak on a particular subject at any point in time, she is entitled to her own right to privacy, and that is where I wish to leave that issue as of now. That is her own right, and she did not choose to speak at this time.”
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