Mamma Daura’s Daughter Explains Why Aisha Buhari Was Locked in Aso Villa
Fatima Abdulmutallib, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s uncle, Mamman Daura, has explained why the President’s wife, Aisha Buhari was locked up in the Aso Villa as shown in the trending video gaining traction in the media space.
Recounting the role she played in the ill-fated incident in an interview with BBC Hausa, Mrs Abdulmutallib explained the reasons for taking the video. She said: “I only wanted to use it as evidence because she was just screaming and insulting us for reasons best known to her.”
Fatima said if she hadn’t taken the video, nobody would have believed them if they had narrated the story verbally.
When asked to vividly explained why the First Lady was locked inside the room at the Villa, Fatima said: “What actually happened was that when Yusuf Buhari had an accident and was about returning home from Germany after medication, Mr Buhari told my dad that we should move to another building, still within the Villa, so Yusuf could use the place upon his return. My parents were not even around as at then, so I called my sister so we could start packing their belongings to the other house allocated to them.”
Speaking further, she said it was while packing their father’s belongings that they heard some noises outside. “On getting to the place, I found out that it was the first lady that was shouting that we must leave the house. I don’t even know why she had to shout.”
While noting that she had no sinister motive against the First Lady, Fatima said that if she and her sisters had known that the First Lady was going to come around, they wouldn’t have locked the door as the room was been prepared for President Buhari’s son.
“We didn’t even know she was coming. If she had said that earlier, the doors would have been left open for her,” Mrs Abdulmutallib said.
Explaining the relationship between her father and President Buhari, Fatima said: “My father and Buhari are relatives and had been mutual friends right from time. “He’s just being there for the president and being loyal.
“My father is 80 and hardly talks. The president only seeks advice from him as an elder and there’s nothing more to it.”
She further stated that the cabal rumor hurts their family. “We definitely feel bad as a family anytime we hear such hearsays, but just like our father, we always put our trust in God. We are positive that the truth shall surface someday,” she stated.
Meanwhile, while feeding questions from newsmen upon her arrival at the Nnamdi Azikwe international airport at the weekend, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari who confirmed that she was the one being locked up in the viral video said she wasn’t surprised that noting had been done by the Presidency since the incident took place few years back till present.
Watch her response in the below video:
For the first time after many years of bullying and tyranny, First Lady Aisha Buhari got the opportunity to pour out her mind, and it's obvious she's happy to do that.
She has conquered her fear for Mamman Daura — the genie in the bottle.pic.twitter.com/UkvCnT910H
— AyeMojuba 🇳🇬 (@ayemojubar) October 15, 2019