Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has attacked a Daily Trust graphic artist, Bulama Mustapha, over a cartoon he did on the wedding of Hanan, her daughter.
The wedding ceremony was held last week Friday at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
On Sunday, Daily Trust published a cartoon showing the First Lady holding pictures of the wedding and displaying them to Nigerians struggling to find their balance.
The cartoon may have been developed from Aisha’s Instagram posts where she displayed pictures of Hanan’s wedding.
Reacting to the cartoon, the President’s wife said children of Nigerian leaders reserves the right to get married and that the wedding was low key
Aliyu Abdullahi, Mrs Buhari’s spokesperson told BBC: “The cartoon of Mustapha Bulama trending is very unfair because the wedding wasn’t in anyway insensitive to what Nigerians are going through. In fact, because of that, Mrs Aisha Buhari held a meeting with her staff and told us she wants the wedding to be low key with no massive celebrations.
“The photo she posted of the couple for social media was to thank well wishers and not to rub it on Nigerian faces.”
Earlier, supporters of the first family had described Daily Trust Newspaper as toilet paper over the cartoon.
“This has further proved that your publication is toilet paper and should be trashed in the bottom pit of hell. Shame on you,” one said.
“Dear Daily Trust Toilet Paper, What is really the meaning of this disgusting cartoon? This is pure evil and hate mongering….Aisha Buhari and her family did a very quiet wedding for their kid and you have a place in your dark heart to mock them?” Abdul Ishaka, another supporter wrote.