The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari has landed Washington DC, capital of the United States weeks after Ayo Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state, alleged that she had been evading the country over her involvement in the Halliburton scam, an allegation she denied.
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Fayose had while reacting to the freezing of his bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission argued that Aisha Buhari was involved in the Haliburton scandal.
“I challenge the president’s wife to visit the United States of America to convince Nigerians that she was not the Aisha Buhari mentioned in the judgment convicting William Jefferson,” Fayose had said in a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary.
“It is on record that the president has visited USA three times and his wife did not travel with him. Equally, she ought to have visited USA last year September to chair a United Nations programme but she sent wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki to represent her.”
However, the wife of Muhammadu Buhari arrived in the US on Wednesday, with photos posted on her Facebook page showing how she was being welcomed at the airport in Washington Dc.
Details of her visit remains sketchy but she was seen receiving a bouquet of flowers from a girl and posing for photos with Nigerians carrying the country’s flag.
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As at the time of filing this report, the governor had not reacted to the visit of Mrs. Buhari.