Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Sunday, faulted the manner in which some of the primaries of ruling All Progressives Congress were conducted.
She particularly took a swipe at the party’s National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, who she accused of allowing impunity under his watch.
Mrs Buhari made her position known in a series of tweets she posted on her verified Twitter handle, @aishambuhari, on Sunday.
She regretted that Oshiomhole, despite his activism background, could allow such a conduct under his leadership.
She said the conduct negated the principle of change that APC stood for.
The President’s wife, whose brother contested the governorship primary in Adamawa State and lost to the incumbent, however, did not mention the specific cases she was referring to.
She, however, called on Nigerians to rise against impunity and for voters to demand from aspirants to be committed to the provision of basic amenities.
Mrs Buhari said, “It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used their hard-earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on election day. These forms were bought at exorbitant prices.
“Many others contested and yet had their result delayed, fully knowing that automatic tickets had been given to other people.
“All Progressives Congress, being a party whose cardinal principle is change and headed by a comrade/ activist whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under his watch.
“It is important for the populace to rise against impunity and for voters to demand from aspirants to be committed to the provision of basic amenities such as potable water, basic health care (Primary Health Care centres)
“Given this development, one will not hesitate than dissociate from such unfairness, be neutral and speak for the voiceless.
“Education within conducive and appropriate learning environments. Let us vote wisely! Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
When contacted, the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said he had not seen Aisha’s tweets and as such could not respond.
He said, “I have not seen it (tweets). I cannot react to something I have not seen.”
Though a screen grab of the tweet was sent to him, a response was still being awaited from him as of 5: 53 pm when this report was filed.