Nigeria: A Tale of Two Aisha Buharis – Halliburton Scandal

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Nigeria: A Tale of Two Aisha Buharis - Halliburton Scandal
Does President Buhari have a daughter named Aisha Buhari or was/is this woman an imposter?

It is no news to many Nigerians that there is currently a war of words raging regarding the real identity of the Aisha Buhari named by the U.S Justice Department in the Halliburton Scandal. In the now widely circulated document, a couple of Nigerians were named including Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

In an attempt to help in clearing the air as to the identify of this Aisha Buhari, our attention was drawn to a publication in the New York Times in April 29 2007. In this publication, one Aisha Buhari was named. She was addressed as Ms Aisha Buhari and she claimed to be the daughter of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

Following is an excerpt from the publication. Draw your own conclusions:

“If Mr. Hines secured such high-profile clients through cultivated political connections or careful courting, he apparently stumbled into working for Mr. Attah through a random meeting in a neighborhood drugstore. Three years ago, Aisha Buhari, a middle-aged Nigerian woman, stood at a perfume counter inside a Washington pharmacy and, according to an African immigrant named Joshua Assiba who said he was also there, bought thousands of dollars of merchandise.

“You must be a rich woman, looking at the way you dress and spend money,” Mr. Assiba recalls telling Ms. Buhari.

“As the pair struck up a conversation and subsequently became friends, Mr. Assiba, then a security guard, said she told him that her father was the former military ruler of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and that her American friends included politicians like Mr. Jefferson of Louisiana.

“Mr. Assiba also said that she told him that Mr. Attah, the governor of Akwa Ibom, had asked her to look for consultants and lawyers who could help him pressure oil companies like Exxon Mobil to clean up pollution in the Nigerian state.”

From the excerpt above, there seems to have been an Aisha Buhari who claimed to be the daughter of now President Muhammadu Buhari. Does President Buhari have a daughter named Aisha Buhari or was/is this woman an imposter?

For the full article visit New York Times

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