The deputy minority of the Senate, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has described what President Muhammadu Buhari told his wife, “Aisha belongs to the kitchen” as a wake-up call for women in the country.
She said, Buhari’s comment to his wife is a bad taste especially to one of the most powerful women in the world.
“It is an x-ray of the soul. A statement of fact that reflects the composition of this government and the disdain to which women are held by the President and this government.
“We thank God that women have seen better leaders. By the way, we will not be daunted in our resolve to better our situation. It’s wake up call for us.”
“The president is the biggest diplomat a country can have. But we have a president that cannot weigh words especially outside but instead allowed emotions to becloud good thoughts. That is not in any way acceptable.
“We won’t disparage the president. We won’t bring him down before the world. But, of course, we would look inward and see how we can handle the situation.”
Read what Aisha Buhari said during her interview with BBC
“He is yet to tell me if he’ll seek re-election— but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”
“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”