It is no longer news that Nigeria's first lady is one of the critics of her husband, President Muhammad Buhari.

In 2016 she said in a BBC interview that her husband’s government had been hijacked and that if things continued that way, she would not go out to campaign for Buhari again if he decided to seek re-election.

Now that her husband had said he would be seeking re-election, it is not clear if she would support the President’s re-election bid.

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In any case, Madam Buhari is already making clarification on the interview.

At the 2017 Vanguard Awards where she was honoured as Vanguard Personality of the Year 2017 on Saturday, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, explained that what she said during the BBC interview was based on her sense of justice.

She said the interview was not meant to be confrontational or a sign of disrespect.

A copy of the message of the President’s wife, who was represented at the event by one of her daughters, Halima, was made available to reporters on Sunday by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna.

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Mrs Buhari said she was brought up to stand by the truth and that was how she has been leading her life.

She said Nigerians elected her husband based on the trust and confidence they had in him and she felt the administration must serve Nigeria to the best of its ability.

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