A gender activist group, the Edo Women for Change (EWC) has taken swipe at Aisha Buhari the wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Buhari over recent statements credited to her.
Mrs. Buhari had over the weekend said in a rally in Edo State that if elected, her husband would stop prostitution by Edo women abroad – insinuating that Edo women were prostitutes – an insinuation that did not go down well with a good number of people, especially women from the state.
Responding to the remarks on Monday, March 23, 2015, the founder of EWC, Sarah Obozuwa berated Mrs. Buhari, calling on Edo women to forgive her as she was a victim of sustained childhood rape.
She said: “Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979. As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9. This means that Buhari at age 47, in 1989 was having sex with Aisha Buhari at the tender age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of sustained childhood rape and her outbursts are understandable.
“How Buhari got Aisha Buhari pregnant at age 13 is a chilling story of a Buhari who defiled Aisha as a little child while she was visiting Zulai, Buhari’s eldest daughter who was her playmate. It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women.”