The Nigerian Twittersphere has gone into overdrive following rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari would be marrying another wife.
While the sources of the rumours remain unknown, there has been widespread claims that Buhari will tie the knot with Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, on Friday.
A video of a supposed pre-wedding party was earlier circulated on the internet — but was later discovered to be fake.
The video was recorded on September 14, when her family and friends held a party to celebrate her appointment.
To further strengthen the speculations, another video purportedly showing Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, locked up in a room in Aso Villa, surfaced online. It turns out to be an old video.
Aisha has also not been in the country since leaving for Hajj in August. She also commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child.
Although the rumours are false, it still caused an eruption of reactions on social media platforms, especially Twitter.
While a number of users debated on who would make a better first lady, others spewed different conspiracy theories — most notably the “existence of a cabal pulling the strings at Aso Rock”.
“First Lady Admin and first lady Academics. See eh cooking is an easy way to a man’s heart. She prepped all the meals during campaigns,” said a user.
“So, just when Aisha Buhari was about assuming her office as the First Lady, Bubu tot it wise to make changes. First Lady (London based) vs First Lady (Home based). Hokkayy,” another Twitter user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
First Lady Admin and first lady Academics.
See eh cooking is an easy way to a man's heart.
She prepped all the meals during campaigns.
— STANLEY NWABIA LIVES ON. (@Mr_Zecks) October 10, 2019
So, just when Aisha Buhari was about assuming her office (😂😂😂) as the First Lady, Bubu tot it wise to make changes.
First Lady (London based) vs First Lady (Home based). Hokkayy pic.twitter.com/YWOxyHF0iV
— Usen (PhD – affidavit) (@usenoliver) October 10, 2019
Nigeria will now have a ceremonial First
Lady and the Executive First Lady 😂😂
After years, at 73, 'Presidential age' Buhari
is set to the knot with another Hajia 😂😂
He forgot where his WAEC certificate is
but he never forget about this woman
He wants to change engine😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YFb8OLWZF1
— I Z U (@Izumichaels_Iam) October 10, 2019
Cabal don play game for Aso Rock sotay then give Buhari another wife because Aisha Buhari won’t allow their madness. She’s so real and they don’t like that. I guess Sadia Farouq won’t be First Lady of the oza room. Crazy!!! pic.twitter.com/QyNWHypHtf
— 𝓖𝓸𝓽𝓽𝓲𝓼𝓫𝓾𝓻𝓰 🦂 (@thatsgotti) October 10, 2019
#AISHA Buhari, the wife of General #Buhari, has been out of Nigeria for about two months now, following pressures from President Mohammadu Buhari to take Hajia Sadia Umar Farouq, the current Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, as the second wife pic.twitter.com/a6DcFZvEiz
— Faustyno Wilson 🇳🇬 (@Faustynowilson) October 10, 2019
#Buhari pulled the NSIP programme from the office of the Vice President;
And moulded it into the new ministry of disaster mgmt. with his masseuse, Sadia Farouq Umar, as minister and not Aisha.
Even AsoRock now has a cold room.
— Young Otutu (@YoungOtutu) October 10, 2019
It’s only a dump President that will leave his Beautiful wife (Aisha) to marry something else (Sadia) imagine leaving Liverpool for Kano Pilars or selling Lamborghini to buy Toyota Corolla 😒😒😒 what is my business sef!? #Aisha #Buhari pic.twitter.com/QC3gzCC0M1
— Swashbuckling🤴 (@mapur_ebenezer) October 10, 2019
So our president is set to marry a second wife as first lady, with our money while the youths are yet to marry just one.
This kind of father we have that loves to enjoy himself a lone.
Does it mean Aisha allowed Konji to be killing Buhari.#KonjiNaBastard 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tY5ztmmIQH
— Your favourite Girl 👙 (@Girlwitnoname1) October 10, 2019
If Buhari marries a 2nd wife as it's said everywhere, I'll believe that the Buhari we see today is cloned and not real
Because Aisha has not been close to this Buhari since that rumour came up, his children also have not bn close unlike when him and his son were always together
— Roy Nsirim (@maestroroy) October 10, 2019
President @NGRPresident is set ro marry another wife and I smell the office of First lady @aishambuhari being dichotomized to accommodate d 2nd wife.
Our First Lady is known to be saying it the way it is & I guess all these cabals are uncomfortable with her. More dramas soon…
— John Ochuko Jobes (@JobesOchuko) October 10, 2019
Another woman is set over za oza room. When za oza one finally have sense and comes back, she will take care of za kitchen. Buhari you no go kill person. First lady London base and first lady home base loading…
— Nasir Magaji (@nasir_magaji2) October 10, 2019
The data that has been spent on First Lady, Aisha, Buhari today is in billions, when there is no job for the youths what do you expect.
Nigeria just gat to wake up, hunger everywhere.
— 𝕬𝖕𝖘𝖙 𝕯𝖔𝖓𝖆𝖑𝖉 (@ApstDonald) October 10, 2019
Jaruma juice might be at work. From minister to First lady
— Iheanyi (@Iheanyi0806) October 10, 2019
What If The New First Lady, #Buhari Is Presenting Called Sadia, Is Wife To The Much Said Jubril
Maybe She Has Fought For The Position, So They Have To Dethrone Aisha Buhari pic.twitter.com/WnSbWLqaIh
— Skillx Promotions & Media House (@SkillxMedia) October 10, 2019
First Lady Aisha could be President someday.
She should systematically separate herself from this administration as this new marriage would facilitate.
See things from the positive side @aishambuhari
— Uncle Goody Goody (@gluck_azunwena) October 10, 2019
Lord give us women brain in this life. Somebody somewhere wants to leave Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management office to become first lady that only has mouth inside kitchen #Buhari
— Favour💓❤️ (@__Faves) October 10, 2019
Nigeria having another first Lady? This is hilarious, I swear…
Buhari and the cabal just use us de play draft.
— 🐅Brizzy-F🐅 (@brizzyfoster22) October 10, 2019
Buhari couldn't fight corruption with one woman by his side alone so he decided to add another woman to the list, so we don't only have First Lady now we also have second lady😁😁😂😂his Excellency @MBuhari na man you be💪💪😂😂😂😂😂😂😁
— Leslie🌍 (@Leslie_milez) October 10, 2019
Buhari is actually marrying again. Baba knew this long ago so he told Nigerians there’s no office of the First Lady but office of the wife of the president, to accommodate one more. Aisha just got the memo perhaps.
— GCFR (@Pr8nz) October 10, 2019
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