President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday threatened to take legal action against Governor Ayodele Fayose if he fails to retract his allegations against her.
The wife of the President, in a warning letter dispatched through her legal representatives, said Fayose’s allegation
gave birth to the “very wild and unfounded” allegations in the media, that she was the Mrs. Buhari, allegedly mentioned as having transferred funds to a convicted former United States (U.S.) lawmaker, Williams Jefferson involved in the Halliburton scandal.
In the letter titled: “Demand for unqualified retraction of the false statement published by you in various media on the 20th of June, 2016, and subsequent dates regarding our client, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,” Aisha said she is giving Fayose five working days to retract the statement or face legal action.
Meanwhile, the passport of one Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari who leaves in the U.S. is being widely circulated on the internet as the person Fayose is mistaken to be the wife of the President.
The letter to Fayose reads in part: “Specifically, in the said statement credited to you and signed by your Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, you, inter alia, false stated as follows:
“”Even the president cannot claim to be an angel. The estate he built in Abuja is known to us. His wife was indicted over the Halliburton Scandal (sic). When that American, Jeferson, was being sentenced, the President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson. Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialise the judgement for people to see and read,” Ismaila Alasa and Mary Ekpene, who signed the letter on behalf of the law firm, said.
“Take notice that unless you and your agents meet our humble demands within 5 (five) working days of the receipt of this letter, we shall take all necessary steps within the contemplation of the law to seek redress for our client.”