Aisha Buhari might not be Nigeria ’ s next First Lady, as Buhari’ s reign as President of Nigeria might set a new track record. You may ask the reason why this is happening now.
This is because the Nigerian Constitution does not in any way provide for the “office” of the First Lady. This was the reason given by President- elect , Muhammadu Buhari when he said during an interview with Daily Trust in December 2014 that there would be no such office during his regime . “The First Lady is not in the constitution , so there ’ s no official role for them , ” Buhari said . Mrs . Buhari also expressed support for her husband ’ s position while speaking during the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) Women Campaign Council in January.
“When my husband is elected as the president of this country, he will rule the country within the rule of law based on the constitution of the country ,” she said . “If the office of the first lady is constitutionally recognized, he will not tamper with it but if it is not , that ’ s okay . For me I will perform my duties and role as the wife of the President of Nigeria traditionally , ” she added . Muhammadu Buhari emerged winner of Nigeria ’ s Presidential elections on Tuesday, March 31. He will be sworn in on Friday , May 29, 2015 .