The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, is currently in Washington DC, capital of the United States, contrary to insinuations by Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, that Aisha has been unable to visit the US because she was wanted for Corruption charges.
The governor, while reacting to the freezing of his bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said: “I challenge the President’s wife to visit the United States of America to convince Nigerians that she was not the Aisha Buhari mentioned in the judgment convicting William Jefferson.
“It is on record that the president has visited USA three times and his wife did not travel with him. Equally, she ought to have visited USA last year September to chair a United Nations programme but she sent wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki to represent her.”
Aisha denied the allegation and demanded a retraction of the statement threatening a legal action if the retraction was not made within five days and has gone ahead to institute a suit against Fayose who refused to retract but insisted on his allegations.
Photos posted on her Facebook page shows Aisha at the airport, receiving a bouquet of flowers from a girl and posing for photos with Nigerians carrying the country’s flag.
Meanwhile, Fayose is yet to comment on Aisha’s visit.