The wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has sparked up an Uproar online for Nigerians to choose between poverty and wealth in tomorrow’s presidential election.
Aisha Buhari, while presenting empowerment packs to 1,250 women and youths from the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, on Thursday asked Nigerians to “decide whether the poor should become poorer and the rich richer or a society where the gap begins to be reduced.”
In a statement by her media adviser Adebisi, Olumide Ajayi, quoted Mrs. Buhari, as saying that “poverty is one of the indices that encourage people to embrace vices like terrorism, kidnapping, and begging.
Aisha statement has since been met with criticisms and diverse reaction from Nigerians online.
While some Nigerians on social media identified Buhari, APC as ’Poverty’, others identified Atiku as ‘Wealth’
Here are some reactions:
@Olarounye “You are right Madam, I chose wealth, the kind poverty your husband brought upon us is so excruciating, Atiku is Wealth.”
@Chizybae “This woman already knew that buhari has led us to world poverty Capital, and comes to tell us to choose wealth or poverty, probably everyone wants wealth, thus indirectly telling Nigerians to vote Atiku and kick poverty Buhari out! She is a genius.”
@Ray_vicsson “What I love about Aisha Buhari is that she always talk in parables. She knows fully well that her husband Buhari represents the poverty she’s talking about. Nigerian people has been living in abject poverty since her husband took the mantle of leadership. So vote wisely.”
@ForaNewNigeria1 “This woman has given Nigerians enough clues. She has done her own campaigns and voting. We’ll have ourselves to blame if we don’t heed her warnings.The choice is yours to make.”