Professor Abubakar Mohammed Siddique of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, ABU and Director, Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training (CEDDERT), said the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari is right to protect her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The don was reacting to the incident that led to shooting at the presidential villa last week.
President Buhari on Sunday ordered an investigation into the reported gunshots in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Akelicious had reported how trouble broke out when First Lady Aisha Buhari asked the Special Assistant to President Buhari, Sabiu Tunde Yusuf, to self-isolate in line with the COVID-19 guideline after returning from Lagos.
Different sources including those that worked in the Villa in the past said the probe directed by the president would most likely not produce any result because it is a family matter. Some of them said the crisis is an extension of supremacy battle and deep rooted rivalry between the first lady and her inner circle on one hand and the purported “cabal” in the presidency on the other.
Tunde is the son of the younger sister of Mamman Daura who is Buhari’s nephew. He is said to be very powerful and exudes enormous authority around President Buhari. Though Aisha had given her own side of the story and a statement from the villa followed yesterday, Tunde is yet to say anything.
Efforts to hear his side of the story was not successful as he did not return a call and did not also respond to a text message sent to him around 7.30pm yesterday.