Aisha Buhari, an insensitive child bride does not deserve our votes – Child Rights Group

By Post Nigeria March 25, 2015 20:05

Aisha Buhari, an insensitive child bride does not deserve our votes – Child Rights Group

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has been rejected by a child right group, Movement for the Eradication of Child Abandonment, MECA.

The group confirmed its decision in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Eugene Afonja and its Secretary, Obi Erumaka.

In the statement, the group lamented its displeasure with the APC and its presidential candidate for not rebuking Aisha Buhari for referring to Edo women as prostitutes during a campaign rally for her husband’s presidential bid in Edo State.

According to MECA, her utterance to the Edo women and the inaction of Buhari and the party towards the insult is a major reason why it will not vote the retired General.

Mrs. Buhari allegedly described the women of the State, as “prostitutes” claiming that when her husband wins the election his administration will end the prostitution of Edo women abroad.

“We are perplexed, flummoxed, and aghast beyond comprehension on the most insensitive, careless, callous and barbaric utterances by the Wife of Major General Muhammadu Buhari on the women of Edo State, Nigeria.

“It is disheartening to listen to a woman who should confront the challenges that characterize the state of these helpless children and provide succor and encouragement to them rather comes out openly to group the entire women of Edo as prostitutes, what a shame!

“She was given out in child marriage at an unbelievable age to a man who was old enough to be her grandfather, we expected this woman to be a strong advocate of anything that degrade the dignity of women,” the group said.

The aggrieved group advised Nigerians, especially women and mothers, not to cast their vote for a party that will over look insolence and make offensive utterances that can disrupt the peace of the nation.

“We at MECA have come to an irresistible and sad conclusion that the man who aspires to govern our country on the platform of APC, is a true oppressor of women who is so inhuman to pay the bride price for an underage, hence we will not vote for him.