I sued Fayose because he kept insulting and raising false allegations against me- Aisha Buhari .Aisha Buhari, the first lady of nigeria, on Friday said Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, refused to put the general election behind him.
Commenting on the legal battle with Fayose during an interview with VOA, the president’s wife said she had the right to take him to court.
The president’s wife sued the governor after he refused to retract his allegations that she was indicted in the Halliburton scam.
She had initially given Fayose a five-day ultimatum to apologise, but the governor stood his grounds, insisting that he had evidence to substantiate his claim.
He even challenged her to visit the US if she was sure that she was not afraid of being arrested.
Buhari’s wife is currently in the country, where she is expected to spend a full week.
Tracing the origin of the issue to the electioneering period, the president’s wife said it was not only Fayose who was abusing her, but added that while others “kept quiet” after the election, the governor continued.
She said it was God who made it possible for her husband to win the election.
. “At the time, he was not the only one insulting us, but people felt that it was just campaign. After the election, which we won and they lost, everyone else moved on except him and he extended his insults to me. I did not run for president. .
I am a married woman and I have never called his name. I never knew him. But as governor and chief executive, he kept insulting and raising false allegations against me, I have to respond and I decided to go to court. He made allegations over what he said I did here in the US, even though I have never met the people he mentioned.”she said