- Nigerians In Diaspora Threatens To Petition British Parliament If BBC Fails To Air Part Two
The interest generated by the shocking Part One of the Interview the Hausa Service of British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC had with Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari may take a new twist if the BBC succumbs to alleged pressure and fails to air the ‘Part Two’, Newsdiaryonline has learnt.
Reports reaching our newsroom said Nigerians in Diaspora have been calling Aisha to express their solidarity with her after the first part of the interview was aired.
Even more, some of those conversant with the intrigues told Newsdiaryoline that indeed, the BBC has come under pressure from the Nigerian Federal Government not to air the second part of the interview which is said to be “more explosive”
Commenting on Aisha’s interview, one of the Nigerians in the diaspora told Newsdiaryonline “Yes, I spoke with her and in fact the next interview coming up on Saturday is more explosive. But the government is putting pressure on BBC not to air it. However, if it so happens, we shall petition the parliament….the sponsors of BBC.”
In part one of the interviews Aisha Buhari granted to the Hausa service of BBC, she expressed worries that those who worked for president Buhari’s victory in the 2o15 general elections are not in government. In part of the interview translated into by Daily Trust, Aisha said, “This worries us a lot now. Because they believe they are the ones who suffered, but are nowhere today. Those who didn’t do anything who don’t even have voters’ card are the ones in position, doing everything.”
She said “What I am afraid for them is the rebellion of 15 million people,” a hint at the mass of people who voted for Buhari.
When she was asked if President Buhari was aware what was going on, she said “Whether he knows or he doesn’t know, those who voted for him know. There is nothing I will tell him. He can see. Among all the people he selected, if he is asked, among 50 people, he doesn’t know 45. I don’t know them despite staying with him for 27 years.”
Many are looking forward to part two of the interview. But the hint that government was moving to stop it has made some Nigerians to threaten to petition the British parliament in the highly unlikely event that BBC succumbs to the alleged government pressure.