Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, says that she doesn’t think President Muhammadu Buhari is a naive person.
Alhassan said this while addressing state house correspondents after visiting Aso Rock with the expectation to meet with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.
She said she hadn’t seen the president since she made the comment, which made some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to demand her sack.
“I have not seen the president but I don’t think he is a naive person,” she said.
The minister had described former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as her godfather, saying she would support him even if Buhari seeks reelection in 2019.
When asked to spell out her reason for moving against the president, Alhassan said: “I have no comment.
“I have said all in BBC Hausa. Get someone who speaks Hausa very well to translate it for you… let the will of God be done.”
It is unclear if she was summoned to the presidential villa or she visited on her own accord.