News of Dame Patience Jonathan making comments or remarks deemed unfit or embarrassing for the First Lady of a nation continue to filter around. The most recent comment of the wife of the President, as reported by Punch was her saying that she is not ready to feed her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, in prison and those who vote for APC will go to prison.
The President’s wife was at the women’s rally of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday in Ado Ekiti and while making a reference to the All Progressives Congress party, she asked this question:
“What did they forget in Aso Rock? If you vote the PDP and Jonathan, it would be better for you. If you vote the APC, you will go to prison. How can you jail somebody for 300 years? I’m not ready to carry food to my husband inside prison oh!”
She, also justified her strong involvement in supporting her husband while claiming there is no official post of a First Lady in the Presidency:
“They said there is no Office of the First Lady. Already, we know that there is no Office of the First Lady but there is wife of the President.
“As (the) wife of the President, if you are good, people will love you. You will have a Non-Governmental Organisation through which you will touch people’s lives. That is why I brought Women for Change Initiative.”
Patience Jonathan also described APC as a poison, saying: “If you drink APC, you will die.”
She also accused the party of changing its name several times:
“Since my father was born, they have been around changing from one name to another. Very soon they would answer Ebola. The name can’t change you; it is only performance that can change you. If you like change it 100 times.
“Nigerian women shine your eyes, don’t go for analogue, go for digital. PDP is digital, APC is analogue.
Governor Fayose of Ekiti State who was also at the event took a stab at Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying his decision to support the APC presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, would get him nowhere.
“After Jonathan, the North can have their own eight years. Whether they like it or not, whether that our baba, you know him, whether he tore his card or not, whether he ate the card or not, Buhari is going nowhere,” he declared.
“Goodluck is our own. He is coming back. I am carrying the mandate of a people who believe in me. If they do elections here 20 times, I will win,” he boasted.
Mrs Jonathan further encouraged the women to support her husband for appointing several women into positions of authority saying:
“This is the time to say thank you so that he will do more. Those people when they were there, they said we didn’t have brains. Jonathan came and lifted us from where we were lying helplessly.”
She urged the women to collect their Permanent Voter Cards and vote massively for the president.
“PDP is not a party that tells lies. Whatever we promise to do, we do. We are not a propagandist party. Ekiti women, your mother is here and I will not tell you lies, but the truth.
“Nigerian women shine your eyes o! Vote with what you have seen, who you already know and who has performed. If anyone is telling you change, they are deceiving you.
“These were people that when they were there before Goodluck Jonathan, they did not count you women as anything. But today, PDP has wiped away our tears. Jonathan has wiped off our tears. He has fulfilled his promise of giving women 35 per cent participation. He gave 16 seats to women out of 42 slots in his cabinet. He is a performer.”