President Muhammadu Buhari was questioned at a joint press conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about comments made by his wife, Aisha, over his leadership of Nigeria.
Buhari’s reply left most Nigerians cringing with embarrassment: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
Watch the president’s shameful comments:
He went on to “claim superior knowledge over” his wife. Buhari’s misogyny is even worse considering the fact that he was standing right next to a woman who was in charge of a country more advanced than his. He also made his comments in Europe in which one of its most important countries, the UK, where Buhari loves to go for treatment, is also run by a woman, Theresa May.
Buhari let the whole world know that his wife should know her place in a world that Hillary Clinton is odds-on to become the president of its most powerful country in November.
The thing is, Buhari doesn’t even know that what he said was wrong. Like a Nigerian commentator said a while ago, he is an analogue man living in a digital age. Nigeria’s prospects of making progress are remote with a dinosaur like this as president.