The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has described the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan as “an incredibly crude woman” but thanked Nigerians for putting up with her.
The APCPCO said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that it is not only insulting for Mrs Jonathan to describe the presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari as “brain-dead” it is also demeaning of her status as the First Lady. Consequently, President Jonathan is urged to call his wife to order, according to the statement signed by Director of Media and Publicity of APCPCO, Mallam Garba Shehu.
Shehu observed that 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 APCPCO recalls that in recent time, Mrs Jonathan had made statements invoking violence like she did in Calabar over the weekend when she urged PDP supporters to “stone” all those canvassing for change.
Shehu said that it was below the standard of a wife of a president to stoop so low to call for violent attacks against members of the opposition.
The statement noted that while a good number of Nigerians are not taken by surprise by Mrs. Jonathan’s recent incredulous pronouncements, it is important for her husband to put her in bridles in the spirit of the Abuja Peace Accord.
The APCPCO similarly observed that much as indecent and disgraceful the outbursts of Mrs. Jonathan was in attempting 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 capacity to secure life and property of citizens and a glaring incompetence in dealing with the challenges facing the economy.