Former Director General of the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has berated those calling for arrest of wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha as ignorant and not fit for any civilised society.
He said the Cleric who advised the security operatives to arrest Aisha based on the interview she granted the BBC on her displeasure over the state of things with President Buhari, is living in a stone age
Fani-Kayode, also former Minister of Aviation said Aisha spoke her mind on what she felt was not right around her husband, while exercising her constitutionally guaranteed freedom to do so.
He said it was nobody’s business to intervene on the issue between the First Lady and her husband let alone calling for her arrest.
He said in series of tweets;
“Those that are calling for the arrest of Aisha Buhari for speaking her mind belong to the stone age.
“They are not worthy of being called men let alone being called clerics or men of God. Next thing they will call for her stoning to death.
“There are some mad people at the highest level of governance in this country. Our country needs serious prayers”
An Islamic cleric, Shiek Ismail Illyasu Mangu had earlier called on security agencies to arrest the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, for publicly criticising her husband.
The cleric while speaking to worshipers after the Jumaat prayers suggested that members of the opposition in the country were using first lady to tarnish the image of the president and the country.
He had said, “We are sad about the interview granted by the wife of the President. We believe that opposition members in the country are using her against the government.
“Her statement is unfair and capable of inciting violence. It is a threat to the peace of the country and we do hope the security agencies will immediately arrest her,” the cleric said.
“We believed that some ungrateful elements in the country are using the wife of the president to tarnish the image of the president and the country. Nigerians are not in her support.”
Aisha Buhari had in an interview she granted the BBCon Friday expressed her frustration over the manner some cabals in the presidency allegedly hijacked the president while dictating the tune of event at the expense of those she said voted for the president
In what appeared to be a reaction to Aisha’s remarks, Buhari during his state visit to Germany said, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
Buhari’s reaction has since been drawing condemnation from across the globe, prompting his media aide, Mallam Garba to explain that the President was only being humorous in his remarks.