Hon, Miriki Ebikibina, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Seriake Dickson on Inter-Party Mattersn weekend urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take serious the revelations made by his wife, Aisha Buhari during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), saying such warnings has made or marred a nation in the past.
According to Ebikibina, though the openness of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari on issues of governance may be seen as an affront to her husband and sycophants plotting the downfall of the nation, the unguarded reply by President Muhammadu Buhari is a huge insult on Nigerian Women and apology should be tendered.
Hon. Miriki Ebikina, who was a founding member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and dumped the APC at the early stage due to ideological difference, told newsmen in a statement issued in Yenagoa, that President Muhammadu Buhari should apologize to his wife, Aishat Buhari and the Nigerian women for his unguarded statement against his wife at the full glare of global and Nigerian media.
“How can a President, at this age and time, condemned that his wife belongs to the kitchen, the living and the other room. Though PMB has the inalienable right to respond to whatever comment his wife makes but the choice of words and the global and political environment more so in an environment where Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, a woman, who is adjudged as most powerful and Nigeria is seeking economic, security and political assistance from”
“If he had known that women are to be condemned to the kitchen,he shouldn’t have campaigned before Nigerian women. He has betrayed their confidence in betraying the promise of 35 per cent affirmation for women in political offices and now, condemned his wife,a woman to the kitchen”
“PMB should apologised for the regrettable and embarrassing statement to his wife for her objective on the poor governance and to the Nigerian women who had excelled and distinguished themselves globally and internationally.