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Buhari missing as Tinubu heaps praises on Aisha, calls her ‘voice of conscience speaking truth to power’

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday described the First Lady as a constant voice of conscience speaking truth to those in power.

Tinubu commended president’s wife for dignifying the office of the First Lady, which he said used to be a subject of controversy.

The former Lagos governor spoke on Thursday at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Titled “Aisha Buhari: Being different”, the book was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.

Tinubu, who chaired the presentation, said: “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Dr Aisha Buhari, their concerns have been forever laid to rest.

“First lady has played an uplifting, unifying role both in symbol and substance. She has been a voice of conscience calling us to be of our better self for the good of the nation and for the vulnerable among us.”

Buhari, who is in London for routine medical check-up, is being represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, his wife, Dolapo as well as Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija who is the Special Guest of Honour, are some of the dignitaries at the event.

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