The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to call his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, to order.
APC recent statements credited to her, confirmed that Mrs Jonathan was “an incredibly crude woman.”
The APC Campaign, in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, however, expressed gratitude to Nigerians for putting up with her.
APCPCO said that it was not only insulting for Mrs. Jonathan to describe the presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari , as “brain-dead,” but that it was also demeaning of her status as the First Lady.
APC noted 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 recalled 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 were not taken by surprise by Mrs. Jonathan’s recent incredulous pronouncements, it was 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 was typical of the PDP’s modus operandi to confuse Nigerians with mundane issues instead of the issues of corruption, for which her husband had 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”.