Aisha Buhari: A Woman Scorned

By Ikenga Chronicles October 11, 2019

Aisha Buhari: A Woman Scorned

–Dr. Vitus Ozoke

I’m hearing that President Buhari of Nigeria is taking a second wife today. I hope it’s not true. But if it’s true, I wish him well. It’s not a responsible thing to do at this time. It portrays him as an unserious president (not an unserious man). To have the time and the luxury for a second wife at a time that the country you preside is in dire economic and security straits is, to put it charitably, irresponsible. It simply means that Nigeria is not Buhari’s priority.

One other point: I hope Nigeria’s security agencies realize that this development has serious security implications for the president and the country. Aisha Buhari remains Buhari’s first wife and Nigeria’s First Lady. In that position, Aisha still has access to the president and sensitive intelligence. If media reports are correct, the relationship between Buhari and Aisha is not on the up and up, which might, in part, explain Buhari’s decision for a second wife. But if William Congreve was right in The Morning Bride, “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.

All that said, happy (second) married life to President Buhari!