The Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, according to the source, also tried to informally stop the BBC from airing the interview. A son of Buhari's powerful nephew, Mamman Daura, is also said to have called to get the BBC not to use the interview.
However, the source told Daily Trust, the BBC wouldn't back down and is set to to air part of the interview in the service's morning broadcast on Friday and in full on Saturday. In the interview, Aisha Buhari is quoted to have said that those who worked for the president has been abandoned for those who don't even have voters card.
She also expressed fear of rebellion from the fifteen million people who voted her husband of 25 years. Mrs Buhari further revealed that certain individuals are creating tension and division within the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC)