Hajia Aisha Buhari, wife of the Nigerian president, has been challenged by Governor Ayo Fayose, to prove her innocence in the Halliburton scam by travelling to the United States, U.S.
On Monday, the Ekiti State governor, revealed that the President’s wife was the person allegedly indicted by a US Court for transferring $170,000 to indicted US Congressman, Williams Jefferson, in the Halliburton scandal.
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Fayose, not accepting several media outlets reports on Mrs Buhari being innocent, asked her why on the three occasions her husband had traveled to the US , she was no where to be found beside him.
To further buttress his point, Fayose made reference to a conference Hajia Buhari had been invited which she eventually did not attend, but sent Toyin, the wife of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in her stead.
Via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, on Wednesday, the Governor “challenged 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,” the statement read in part.