Patience Jonathan on Her Husband’s Re-election Bid: “Everybody is Staying for 8 Years, Now it is Our Turn”
First Lady Patience Jonathan has been passionately campaigning for her husband’s re-election. Speaking at a women’s rally in Benin, Edo State, she expressed that President Goodluck Jonathan must be re-elected at all costs.
According to The Nation, she stated, “everybody is staying there for eight years. Now it’s our turn. We must complete our eight years.”
Purportedly referring to APC, she further stated, “I am a peaceful person and I preach peace anywhere I go. They are looking for a fight; they are looking for war. They are troublesome people. That is why they went and took expired drugs. Now they are crying. They are the people stoning people and nobody talked.”
The First Lady is also said to have referred to some drama that ensued after there were issues with booking of the Ogbemudia Stadium for her rally and a separate event by Aisha Buhari, wife of Muhammadu Buhari. “They are dragging stadium with me, but me I am ready to go to the street and do my campaign.”
Further disparaging APC, she stated, “They were there years back. They have nothing to offer. Ask them: what did they offer us when they were there. They were in Aso Rock before. What did they forget in Aso Rock that they want to go and take? Days are gone when old people will continue to dominate us.”
Also denying insinuations that she mismanages finances, the First Lady added:
“I don’t have a budget, no constitutional rights. Will you now say I am corrupt? I am not holding your money. I don’t have budget attached to my office. Go and probe me and see if I have your money.”
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