The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, may have tactically endorsed the position of some Nigerians who are criticising her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.
This indication emerged on Friday when she reposted videos of two senators criticising the President on her verified Twitter handle, @aishambuhari.
The shared videos were originally posted by Oak Television on its handle, @OakTVOnline.
Those who criticised the President in the videos included Senator Isah Misau and Senator Ben Bruce.
As of the time of filing this report, one of the videos shared by the President’s wife which has a duration of one minute had attracted 5,336 views.
The second video which lasted 32 seconds had attracted 9,191 views while the third one with 45 seconds had attracted 3, 447 views.
It was not clear as of the time of filing this report if Mrs. Buhari decided to share the videos because she shares the views of the senators who were very critical of her husband.
Our correspondent’s attempt to get the reaction of the Director of Information in the Office of the President’s wife, Suleiman Haruna, on the matter failed as he did not pick his telephone calls.
In one of the videos, Misau was seen and heard criticising the President for appointing a person he described as incompetent as the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.
Buhari had on January 10 approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the substantive Director-General for the NIA.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the new DG is a retired career Foreign Service officer, who till his appointment served as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.
Adesina said Abubakar’s appointment took immediate effect.
The statement read in part, “Abubakar had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well as the promotion of good governance and respect for the rule of law and human rights.”