Mustapha had drawn a cartoon showing the President’s wife holding pictures of her daughter’s wedding on her hands and displaying them in the faces of Nigerians struggling to find their balance in life.
The cartoon which Daily Trust published on Sunday, drew inspiration from Aisha’s several posts on Instagram where she displayed pictures of Hanan’s wedding.
Reacting to the cartoon, Mrs Buhari said children of Nigerian leaders had the right to get married whether they were performing or not.
Aisha’s spokesperson, Aliyu Abdullahi, told BBC Pidgin that Hanan’s wedding was a low key ceremony. He said:
“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.”
Supporters of President Buhari and his wife had also described Daily Trust 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 of them said.
Another supporter of Buhari, Abdul Ishaka, 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?”
KanyiDaily had reported last Friday that Buhari’s daughter, Hanan was given out in marriage to Mohammed Turad Sha’aban, a special assistant to former Lagos State Governor and current Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.