Rejoice with us, Not Weep for Us – Patience Jonathan Tells Nigerians
The First Lady of Nigeria Dame Patience Jonathan told Nigerians, who have been feeling sorry for her and her husband President Goodluck Jonathan on his loss of 28 March 2015 presidential election and their imminent departure in Aso Villa, to “rejoice with us and not weep for us.”
After an unusual silence since the general elections that decided her fate as the past first lady of the country, Nigerians have concluded unanimously that the ever supportive wife of President Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan is hiding and licking her wounds in isolation.
But Patience Jonathan, who gave an address at the farewell/award ceremony organised for her by the National Council of Women Societies, (NCWS), insisted that they were not mourning and that no one should weep for them. Rather, she urged Nigerians to thank God on their behalf for seeing them through throughout their years in Aso Rock.
She said that President Jonathan had achieved what no Nigerian had accomplished and there was nothing her husband was looking for anymore having been deputy-governor, a governor, vice-president, acting-president and president.
“As for me, I am happy. Even though my husband did not win the election, he has achieved great things” She enthused.
Mama Peace did not stop there. She also indirectly attacked past presidents who one way or the other lost something or someone before the end of their tenures. She stated that not all Presidents and their wives, who entered Aso Rock came out together and for this alone, Nigerians should rejoice with them and not weep for them.
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