Aisha Buhari visits US weeks after Fayose’s allegation
The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has visited the United States, where she said she got a warm reception. Photos posted on her Facebook page shows the wife of the President at the airport, receiving a bouquet of flowers from a girl and posing for photos with Nigerians carrying the country’s flag. Details about her visit as still sketchy, but it comes less than two months after the Ekiti State Governor accused her of refusing to visit the United States because she was wanted for corruption there. The governor had while reacting to the freezing of his bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission argued that the first lady was involved in the Haliburton scandal. The wife of the President, who denied the allegations, had through her counsel, Mary Ekpere & Co., written a letter dated June 22, 2016, to the governor demanding a retraction of the statement. She threatened a legal action if the retraction was not made within five days. The acting Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate General, Lagos, Frank Sellin, backed the President’s wife, saying the US government had no information on the alleged crimes committed by her. Sellin said this in response to an enquiry made by our correspondent regarding allegations that the President’s wife was wanted in the US and was avoiding travelling to the country.