The senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has claimed that it is unconstitutional to call Aisha Buhari Her Excellency and to waste money from the treasury on the First Lady.
Shehu Sani warned Muhammadu Buhari against repeating Goodluck Jonathan’s mistakes, whose wife led a lavish lifestyle at the public’s expense.
Speaking at a meeting with the executives of the Kaduna Branch of the Federecion Internationale De Agbogadas, Sani said:
“I want to advise our own party members who are in government at the executive level to be very much cautious about making the office of the First Lady flamboyant.” He added, “this is because I am not aware whether the constitution of Nigeria recognized that the First Lady has an office and that she must be called Her Excellency. And it should therefore be very unconstitutional to allocate money to the office of the First Lady”.
Sani, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, also warned that Muhammadu Buhari should stay away from the circle of the former president, describing them as “parasites”.
“President Buhari must set up an economic team that is made up of academics and economic experts and not businessmen and parasites in the corridors of powers who have always used the opportunities in being in the economic team of government to formulate policies that will better their own businesses,” Sani said.
Earlier, Sani insisted that Buhari should avoid Jonathan’s foreign policy. He urged Muhammadu Buhari to reassert the country’s leading role in Africa. Therefore, he stressed the importance for Buhari to form a team of experts who would work in cooperation with the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and Council on Foreign Relations.
Sani also characterized President Jonathan’s privatization moves as a theft of Nigeria’s resources.