The first lady of Nigeria Aisha Buhari is back to the country after spending two months abroad, sparking rumors that her husband was getting a second wife.
Mrs. Buhari had been on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia which was followed by a brief vacation in the United Kingdom.
Rumors were rife that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to marry his Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development Sadiya Farouq as a second wife.
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The planned marriage was going to take place on October 11, 2019, according to various media outlets in Nigeria.
Mrs. Buhari did not comment on the news until Saturday when she arrived in the West African country.
She told the media that “fake news” was a scourge that will “lead us to something unimaginable”.
Later in a message to BBC Hausa, Mrs. Buhari said: “The person that promised her [Sadiya Farouq] marriage didn’t know it wasn’t going to happen. She [Ms Farouq] didn’t deny the marriage until the day passed.”
The Buharis have been in the news in recent past over their relationship. In October 2016, Mrs. Buhari threatened not to back her husband in a re-election bid until he gets hold of his government.
The comment did not go down well with Mr. Buhari, who used a platform during a visit to Germany to respond to his wife, attracting global condemnation, especially from feminists.
“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room,” Buhari as quoted in a BBC report.
The two have been married for 28 years.