A few days after wife of Nigerian President, Patience Jonathan described the APC Presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as brain dead during a PDP Women’s campaign rally in Lokoja, Kogi State, click here if you missed it, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation on Wednesday responded to the report, describing the wife of the President as “an incredibly crude woman,” while commending Nigerians for putting up with her, Punch reports.
Patience had said during the rally that because Buhari is an old man, he may not reason very well because of his ageing brain. She said,
“Vote for my husband, Jonathan. Do not vote for Buhari. He is an old man. People, when they become old, may not reason well and their brain may even be dead.”
In the statement signed by the APC’s campaign’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, the party said the comments from the President’s wife was insulting and urged President Goodluck Jonathan to caution his wife. Shehu stated:
“It is not only insulting for Mrs. Jonathan to describe Buhari as “brain-dead, it is also demeaning of her status as the President’s wife to speak in the manner with which she did.”
Shehu said it was “discourteous and inexcusable for a wife of any President with a modicum of decency to make such a false and infantile pronouncement about the health status of another man on account of politics.”
The statement partly read:
“The APCPCO similarly observed that much as indecent and disgraceful as the outbursts of Mrs. Jonathan was in an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians about her husband’s incompetence to lead the country, it is typical of the PDP’s modus operandi to confuse Nigerians with mundane issues instead of the issues of corruption, for which her husband has achieved an unbeaten record; his appalling lack of capacity to secure life and property of citizens and a glaring incompetence in dealing with the challenges facing the country.”