Veteran Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba has lent his voice to the controversy that has continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment about his wife, Aisha, that she belonged to his “kitchen, living room and the other room.”
Unlike many others who have castigated the president for his comments, Ali Baba believes the First Lady is not confined to the three places mentioned by President Buhari.
Ali Baba in an Instagram post Monday morning pointed out the immense impact Aisha had played in the life of Buhari and indeed the nation. He also noted that the First Lady would not have gotten to the point she is now if the president had not given her support.
Ali Baba wrote:
“AISHA’S BUHARI… DOES NOT BELONG TO THE KITCHEN. LIKE EVERY OTHER SUCCESSFUL CAREER WOMAN IN NIGERIA, SHE BELONGS TO THE AREAS WHERE SHE AND HER LIKES CAN HELP TO BUILD A GREAT NATION.
“FROM MY LAST CHECK, SHE IS NOT IN PURDAH AND HAS BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF WOMEN. SHE IS VOCAL ABOUT THE THINGS SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT, AND IF YOU KNOW THE KIND OF MAN SHE MARRIED, IF HE DID NOT SUPPORT HER OR BETTER PUT, GIVE HER THAT ROOM, NOT THE OTHER ROOM, TO OPERATE, SHE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE SUCCESS SHE HAD HAD IN HER CAREER LIKE SHE HAS TODAY.
“TRUE SHE IS THE WIFE OF MR PRESIDENT. TRUE, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY WHERE HIS WIFE BELONGS. BUT DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE HYPE AND BROUHAHA THAT HAD BEEN GENERATED. THAT IS NOT A WOMAN THAT IS CONSCRIPTED TO A KITCHEN. THAT IS A VERY FREE WOMAN.
“I HAD TO GO READ HER PAST INTERVIEWS TO SEE IF SHE HAD CHANGED. SHE HASN’T. SHE IS STILL VOCAL, AND WILL ALWAYS SAY IT AS IT IS. EVEN THOSE WHO CALLED HER A CRIMINAL WANTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ALL OF A SUDDEN SEE HER AS QUEEN AMINA. MY TAKE IS, BUHARI WANTED TO SAY, THE WIFE HAS A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT SHE WANTS TO SAY BUT AS FAR AS HIS ADMINISTRATION WAS CONCERNED, HER ROLE WAS LIMITED TO THOSE PLACES MENTIONED (KITCHEN, LIVING ROOM AND THE OTHER ROOM).
“NOTICE THAT THEY DON’T SHARE THE SAME BEDROOM. THE MAIN BEDROOM IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER ROOM. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME SHE MADE HIS MEALS? IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, THEY DON’T SHARE THE SAME “ROOMS” SEF! BUT THAT SAID, AS A WIFE, THOSE ARE THE AREAS OF RESTRICTIONS. BUT AS A AN ADVOCATE… SHE IS AT LARGE. AISHA IS A CITIZEN WITHOUT BORDERS. BUT IF THAT BOTHERS YOU, KONTEEENUUUUU!”