Aisha Buhari's announcement that she won't support Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has sparked a conversation about challenging archaic gender roles.
This comes after the president said that his wife Aisha belongs in his kitchen, living room and "the other room" - understood to be the bedroom.
Aisha Buhari is actually the power behind the throne. She is not only a wife, she is a businesswoman and was intimately involved in the release of the Boko Haram girls.— Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Editor of Africa Report
702's John Robbie spoke to Southern Africa Editor of Africa Report, Crystal Orderson, regarding the matter. Robbie referred to Buhari's comments as "Trump-like".
Listen to the interview below:
Aisha's comments are being seen in the broader political struggle within the country and she feels that her husband if out of touch politically.— Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Editor of Africa Report