President Buhari rejected Tinubu’s wife handshake.
A video showing President Muhammadu Buhari seeming to refuse the handshake offered to him by Tinubu’s wife,Senator Oluremi Tinubu while greeting other dignitaries on the sidelines of the E-Nigeria International Conference,Award and exhibition in Abuja on Thursday has generated debate on twitter.
The video which is about 18 seconds long,Buhari was seen alighting from his official Mercedes Benz at the International Conference Centre,Abuja after which he is welcomed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,Isa Pantami.
Buhari subsequently shakes hands with the Governor of Nasarawa State,Abdullahi Sule who stood next to Mrs Tinubu,who is the Chairman,Senate Committee on Communications.
Senator Tinubu curtsies twice but didn’t get an handshake from the president and she didn’t extend her hand for one.
The President subsequently skips her and proceeded to exchange pleasantries and a handshake with the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Inuwa Abdullahi.
This action,however caused a stare on twitter.
While some saw nothing wrong with the President’s action,others said the action was the evidence that Buhari believes that woman only belong to the “Kitchen and the other room”, a claim he has once made while talking about his wife,Aisha.