The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, took to Twitter on Sunday morning to express her displeasure at the impunity in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
She tweeted that many aspirants in the party used their “hard-earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on Election Day.”
These nomination forms, she tweeted, were bought at exorbitant prices.
She further stated that some who took part in the contest had their results delayed. The delay she said was a ploy to give automatic tickets to preferred candidates.
Mrs. Buhari said this was condemnable particularly for a party that has change as its cardinal principle.
Aisha’s outburst is coming on the heels of the party’s National Convention where her husband was nominated as the sole presidential candidate for 2019 elections.
Without mincing words, she went for the jugular of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whom she said had failed the party by allowing such disregard of the law to thrive.
“Headed by a comrade/activist whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under his watch,” she tweeted.
The emergence of Oshiomhole as the party’s chairman was celebrated by many as they believed that he had the discipline and leadership traits to mend the visible cracks in the party. Since his assumption of office, Oshiomhole in his combative manner has to an extent brought about orderliness in the party, even if some members secretly harbour one or two grudges against him.
Aisha’s attack on the comrade suggests that the APC is yet to practice the gospel it preaches.
The President’s wife further tweeted that the best option going by the new development was to “dissociate from such unfairness, be neutral and speak for the voiceless.”
She urged the populace to rise against impunity and for voters to demand from aspirants to be committed to the provision of basic amenities such as portable drinking water, basic health care, and education within conducive and appropriate learning environments.