Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Edo Women's Group Says Mrs Buhari Is Victim Of Rape

Edo activists urged women of the state to forgive Aisha Buhari, the wife of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, over the recent comments credited to her.

It all started during the Edo rally. The internet exploded after Muhammadu Buhari’s wife allegedly described the women of Edo as “prostitutes”. When making the claim Mrs Buhari reportedly promised that her husband would eliminate the prostitution of Edo women abroad, if elected.
However, the statement was taken as an insult and was followed by harsh criticism from Nigerians.

The saga has continued, as gender activists issued a message responding that Mrs Buhari was a “victim of rape”, so her words should not be taken to heart.

The Breaking Times reports that on March 23, Monday, Sarah Obozuwa, the founder of the Edo Women for Change, said in Benue:

“Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979. As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9. This means that Buhari at age 47, in 1989 was having sex with Aisha Buhari at the tender age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of sustained childhood rape and her outbursts are understandable.

“How Buhari got Aisha Buhari pregnant at age 13 is a chilling story of a Buhari who defiled Aisha as a little child while she was visiting Zulai, Buhari’s eldest daughter who was her playmate. It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women.”

It is probably the first time that the wife of the APC presidential candidate has encountered public outrage.

It is usually Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s First Lady, who is criticised over her emotional comments. In one recent development the APC even filed a petition to the International Criminal Court urging the body to investigate her call to “stone” the opposition.
Source: Naij

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