FOREX: I have never been involved in illegal dealings - Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President
Aisha Buhari, wife of the President

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari has hit back at the main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threatening to sue the party if it continues to peddle unfounded claims against her.

The PDP had claimed that Aisha was a beneficiary of an $22million allocation from the Central Bank of Nigeria. “First Lady Aisha Buhari got $22m forex from CBN on the instructions of Emefiele (CBN Governor) and the company sold at N362 same day,” the PDP tweeted.

Spokesperson to President Buhari, Garba Shehu was the first to come on the line of fire, accused of collecting $800,000. Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau was accused of collecting $6million via a bureau de change with ties to him and Chief of staff, Abba Kyari was also accused of collecting $400,000.

Aisha’s company was accused of collecting $22million at the rate of N185 and then selling it off at N362 same day.

In the last of the accusations, the party claimed that in 7 months, President Buhari has withdrawn $23m forex from CBN for foreign travel expenses and estacode.

READ: Aisha Buhari, Garba Shehu got forex on orders of CBN gov, says PDP

Aisha however replied the party Saturday night, threatening legal action.