Former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Taraba State Kabiru Dodo has denied reports that wife of the president Aisha Buhari has fled the country because of rising insecurity.
A report by SaharaReporters had said the first lady has been in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since September after the wedding of her daughter, Hanan, and has therefore not been involved in any government activity.
According to the popular tabloid, Mrs Buhari reportedly hinged her decision to relocation on the insecurity in Aso Rock.
However debunking the report, Mr Dodo, who is an aide to the first lady, said Mrs Buhari travelled out of Nigeria for medical check-up.
He stated this in Jalingo during a presentation of toiletries to widows on behalf of Mrs Buhari’s Future Assured Foundation.
He said the first lady left the country before over 300 students were kidnapped in Katsina State.
“The First Lady travelled for her medical trip, she did not flee the country because of insecurity.
“She left her children, her husband and family in Nigeria.
“What people are saying is baseless and worth nothing to be considered.
“I want to tell the whole world that I do speak to her on daily basis and she is ready to return to the country as soon as she is done with the medical treatment abroad,” Dodo said.
The former member of the Taraba State House of Assembly added that the first lady did not leave Nigeria because of insecurity even when her husband was not the president.