Aisha Buhari, the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has shown support for her husband’s intention to cancel the office of the First Lady.
During the inaugural meeting of the APC women presidential campaign initiative held in Abuja on Saturday, she said if the office of the first lady does not exist constitutional then her role will be limited to traditional functions.
“`When my husband is elected as the president of this country, he will rule the country within the rule of law based on the constitution of the country.
“If the office of the first lady is constitutionally recognised, he will not tamper with it, but if it is not that’s okay.
“For me, I will perform my duties and role as the wife of the President of Nigeria traditionally.
“Wives of presidents have some traditional roles, like receiving guests, visiting orphanages, helping the less privileged people.
“They also lead in the fight for the right of women and malnourished children, infant mortality rate, kidnapping and girl-child trafficking,’’ she said.