National Leader of All Progressives Congress party (APC), Bola Tinubu, says the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has played an uplifting and unifying role both in symbol and substance.
Tinubu said this while speaking as the Chairman of the occasion at the public presentation of the biography of the President’s wife at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
The book titled “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.
Tinubu who described the First Lady as a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves, added that she played an active role in the 2015 and 2019 elections and has continued to enrich the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari with her contributions.
The former governor of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, said, “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concerns have been forever laid to rest.
“First lady has played an uplifting, unifying role both in symbol and substance. She has been a voice of conscience calling us to be of our better self for the good of the nation and for the vulnerable among us.”
Buhari, who is currently in London for his routine medical check-up was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
The event was also graced by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo; Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege; and Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dr Patience Jonathan.
Other dignitaries present at the event were the Ooni of Ife, Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III; Wife of former Vice President, Amina Sambo and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi amongst others.