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Nigeria 1st lady says she may not back husband's re-election

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  left, welcomes the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari,  for talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016..  (Rainer Jensen, dpa via AP)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, welcomes the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, for talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.. (Rainer Jensen, dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  left, and  the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, right, review the honor guards prior to  talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016..  (Rainer Jensen, dpa via AP)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, right, review the honor guards prior to talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.. (Rainer Jensen, dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, left, for talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, left, for talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

Nigeria's first lady has openly questioned whether her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, is in control of his government and says she may not campaign for him if he seeks a second term.

In an interview with the BBC published Friday, Aisha Buhari says her husband does not know many top government appointees, and she accuses them of not sharing the vision of his All Progressives Congress party. She did not name names.

The president, a former military dictator, was elected in 2015. His wife says he has yet to tell her whether he will run again in 2019.

She says she has expressed her concerns to her husband and claims that they are shared by "a lot of people."