Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, has dismissed the comments attributed to his wife, Aisha Buhari, on the formation of his government.
He gave the reaction when journalists asked him to comment on his wife’s statement on BBC.
According to her, people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had been appointed to top posts because of the influence of certain people.
After laughing off the comments, the President said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room, and the other room”.
His response also elicited laughter from German Chancellor, Angela Merkel who was standing by the President’s side.
The President went on to say: “I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded.
“It is not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government”.
President Buhari, who is currently on a second working visit to Germany since assuming office, will during his meeting with German Chancellor discuss issues of shared interests between Nigeria and Germany.
The issues comprise further cooperation on security, the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the northeast, as well as trade and economic relations between both countries.