Contrary to claims by his Media aide Garba Shehu that the Nigerian leader was joking when he said his wife, Aisha Buhari, "belongs to my kitchen" and "the other room", President Muhammadu Buhari, in an exclusive interview with DW’s Phil Gayle, insisted he meant every bit of his word.
Excerpts from the interview:
Recently your wife criticized your choices for top jobs, and you responded by saying “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room.” What did you mean by that, sir?
am sure you have a house. … You know where your kitchen is, you know where your living room is, and I believe your wife looks after all of that, even if she is working.
That is your wife’s function?
Yes, to look after me.
And she should stay out of politics?
I think so.