Ex-wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari on his recent statement that his wife, Aisha belongs to the kitchen and the other room.
Mrs Obasanjo also stated that the major duty of a woman was to take care of her husband and the family.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, recently in Germany, declared that his wife, Aisha belonged to the kitchen and the other room in reply to her protest that some unknown politicians had hijacked his government.
The statement triggered nationwide condemnation with many Nigerians attacking the president for relegating his wife to the kitchen.
Reacting, Mrs. Obasanjo, who is set to roll out a new political platform on which she plans to actualise her dream of “rebuilding Nigeria”, said there was nothing in Buhari’s statement.
Her words, “I think the statement attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari has been misconstrued to another thing entirely and interpreted out of context.
“But you must appreciate that a woman’s obligation, to her husband, is to look after him, cook for him, which is in the kitchen, look after the family and the household and also take care of him in the bedroom. So, Buhari was in order when he said that.
“If you are a wife of the president, your job is primarily to look after him and I’m supporting that. If you are a married woman, your basic responsibility is to take care of the man and the home,” she told Vanguard.
Asked why she didn’t not join APC despite her undying support for the president, Mrs. Obasanjo said, “I cannot join him. I’m not part of him. My mission is different. I’m all out for something that has a voice.
“Right now, people are complaining, talking negatively about him; but that is not the solution.”