Sunday, December 1, 2019

Nigerians blame me for my father’s actions, Zahra Buhari speaks

The daughter of president Buhari, Zahra Indimi, has said that alot of Nigerians attack her on social media platforms for her father's actions and decisions.

Zahra Indimi was interviewed during an event organised by her foundation in Abuja, “An Afternoon with Zahra”, which happens to be the first edition sponsored by ZMB Homes.

The even cost N10,000 per person, many young men and women where present.

Opening up on her understanding with social media bullies, Zahra said she was surprised on how people attack her over government issues when she is not in office with her dad.

Zahra further explained that in “2015 was when I knew what bullying was. It started with my photos going viral. I was actually having a yoga class and I was sweating but people were busy sending my pictures up and down. People used it for their gain during the campaign.

“But the issue changed the way people looked at my dad because they didn’t know that we were educated, we could speak English, and we could dress. So it changed a few things for good. It showed another light. People then understood that in the North not everybody is illiterate.

“The 2015 elections went well. After 100 days, then the blow started coming. ‘Zahra your father did this… Zahra your father did that. But seriously, am I in office with him? Do I take any vital decision?

“Did you understand why some decisions are being taken? When I post my picture, it is my picture. It is not your child’s picture. I kept wondering why people do this to me constantly.”

Zahra urges cyber bullying victims not to be intimidated by hateful persons, she said unfavourable comments were product of envy.

Zahra continued, “I know we have people who are victims here. So to be honest, if you are a victim you need to feel sorry for those people; they want to be where you are and they are not there. So they will try to pull you down. Would you let them pull you down? No. You need to know that you have the values that someone also wants.”

The beauty diva said she has learnt to move on with life as she prays for the people who bully her on social media.

On regulation of social media bill, which passed second reading last week in the red chamber, Mrs Indimi said she she supports fair regulation of social media, “but we have to see and understand the content of the present social media regulation bill.”

I am in support of regulations, but fair regulations.”

 “Whatever it is, you need to understand and know the implication of the bill. So that’s what we need to do as young people. We need to research more, understand what is going on instead of just making silly comments every now and then and blaming people for no reason. "Zahra Indimi Buhari"