By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Yusuf Ali has said that contrary to insinuations by some people, the president’s wife was totally committed to the success of the current administration headed by her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party stalwart also said that he had known Aisha Buhari even before the APC came on board, adding that she had consistently supported her husband’s ambition everywhere.
Ali said that Aisha had exhibited rare courage and ought to be commended for exposing those who were bent on dragging the current administration down.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, Yusuf Ali who was an APC aspirant for the House of Representatives in Kaduna South in the 2015 general election, regretted that some persons were gradually driving a wedge between the president and the stalwarts of the APC for selfish reasons.
He said that ultimate aim of these politicians is to hijack the presidency to further their personal agenda.
Ali said: “Hajia Aisha Buhari is someone I have known even before the advent of the APC. Her commitment to the success of the president and Nigeria is total. She is one woman who supported her husband’s political ambition in the secret and in the open. For her to step out and expose those who are bent on derailing the APC shows her overwhelming commitment to the president, APC and Nigeria.
“The motive of the cabal is to alienate the President from the APC thereby hijacking the presidency to further their personal agenda”
“The party stalwart however said that there was no doubt that President Muhammadu Buhari was working very hard to bring the country out of the doldrums to the path of peace and development, some people within the government do not share that aspiration while adding that they will soon be exposed.
“The president and the APC are on a rescue mission to retrieve Nigeria from the doldrums and return the country to the path of peace, growth and sustainable development. Yet a few people who do not share the passion of Mr. President and the APC towards Nigeria are now calling the shots and if this development is allowed to persist, very soon Nigerians will not know the difference between APC and the PDP”