The campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reacted to the news that Dame Patience Jonathan described General Buhari as “brain dead”.
It should be noted that Mrs. Jonathan described APC presidential candidate as “brain dead” at a campaign rally in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, a day earlier.
The party in her respond called the first lady “an incredibly crude woman,” but thanked Nigerians for putting up with her.
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This was contained in a comment signed by the campaign’s Director of Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
According to the APC campaign, it is not only insulting for Mrs. Jonathan, it is also humiliating of her status as the first lady.
The APC campaign advised the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan to call his wife to order.
According to Shehu, it was “discourteous and inexcusable” for a wife of any president with a small indefinite quantity of decency to make such a fake and childish declaration about the health status of another man on account of politics.
The APC campaign organisation reminded that recently, Mrs. Jonathan had made comments raising violence like she did in Calabar over the weekend when she advised PDP supporters to “stone” all those seeking for change.
Mr. Shehu emphasised 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 comment stated that while a good number of Nigerians are not taken by surprise by Mrs. Jonathan’s recent disbelieving comments, it is important for her husband to put her in bridles in the spirit of the Abuja Peace Accord.
The comment reads in part: “The APCPCO similarly observed that as much as indecent and disgraceful the outbursts of Mrs. Jonathan was, it was an 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 of capacity to secure life and property of citizens and a glaring incompetence in dealing with the challenges facing the country.”
It should be noted that in recent times Mrs. Jonathan is to be known for dropping several statements that have been tagged as seriously controversial.