Nigeria's First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has urged Nigerian women to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next month's general elections, saying the opposition party will take the country back to analog days.
Popularly called 'Mama Peace' by her admirers, Mrs Jonathan, told women at Orerokpe, Okple local government area of Delta state that any woman who votes for the APC is an enemy of herself.
Vanguard reports that the First Lady, who was speaking at the PDP Women for Change Initiative Presidential Rally in the state, praised the benevolence of the PDP administration to women in the country, citing the Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) and Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), as some of the empowerment programmes that the Goodluck Jonathan administration was using to empower women and youths in the country.
She said: “The PDP is a party that talks less and does more, unlike the APC that tells new lies every week. When you catch them today, they will tell another lie tomorrow. We (PDP) do not tell you about change because we are not bus conductors that ask for change.
“We are now in a digital age and we should reject anyone who wants to take us back to analog days. They keep saying they will do this and that. They should tell us what they have done for Nigerians while in office. As for President Jonathan, he has vowed to do more when he is re-elected.
“President Jonathan has brought a lot of innovation and empowerment programmes for us women. This is because no one loves the Nigerian woman more than Mr. President and the best way to pay him back is by re-electing him.”
In a brief remark at the rally, the Delta state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, also praised the achievements of the president, saying: “When someone does well in office, you should return that person to office and that is why all Deltans are prepared to re-elect President Jonathan as President, come March 28.”
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