Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, says Mustapha Bulama’s cartoon depicts Nigerians showing pictures of her daughter Hanan Buhari’s wedding and citizens drowning in the river because of hardship “there is no justice”.
Aisha Buhari spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, said that the children of every president have the right to marry when the time comes whether citizens enjoy their rule or vice versa.
“Mustapha Bulama’s humorous cartoons are unfair because the wedding has nothing to do with the conditions the citizens find themselves in, and for that reason one month before the event, my boss talked to her staff that her daughter didn’t wants the event to be publicized because the service will be shortened. ”
My Cartoon Today pic.twitter.com/No1bxzRZ4k
— Mustapha Bulama (@Bulamacartoons) September 6, 2020
“The picture posted by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, of the couple on social media was after the ceremony to thank those who sent their best wishes and to inform the citizens.
“I can assure you that Hanan Buhari’s celebration is absolutely no-frills and short-lived compared to previous weddings or ceremonies.”
Her spokesman said the video, which was widely circulated showing people treating couples, was part of the groom’s family after the bride was delivered.
“This video showing people spreading money was not in Abuja but at the bride’s in-laws’ house after she arrived at her husband’s family home in Kaduna.”
Aliyu also said the first lady was concerned about the COVID-19 Pandemic and she made sure that guest adhere to NCDC COVID-19 regulation on public gatherings.
“The ceremony would have been postponed.”
Hanan Buhari’s marriage was solemnized on September 4, 2020 at a time when many Nigerians are complaining about their plight due to rising food, fuel and electricity prices.
Bulama later published a cartoon about Aisha Buhari.
Sani Musa, a frequent commentator on social media in Kano, northern Nigeria, said what the president’s family should do was postpone the ceremony until the situation in the country improves.
“In my opinion, this ceremony should not be held now, because the country is going through severe hardships.
“For a Nigerian who is looking for something to eat and does not have to pay for electricity or water, and then mixing pictures of the president’s daughter’s wedding with a video, he must be angry,” he said.