Borno women attack Patience Jonathan over Buhari
Borno women attack Patience Jonathan
Retired female civil servants in
Borno State have launched a scathing
attack at the first lady, Patience
Jonathan, over her broadsides on
former military ruler, Muhammadu
Buhari, and her comments regarding
the violence in northern Nigeria.
The women, under the Forum for Retired Female Civil Servants in
Borno State, particularly expressed outrage over Mrs. Jonathan’s
repeated attacks on Mr. Buhari, who
is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President
Goodluck Jonathan’s major challenger.
The women pointed at Mrs. Jonathan’s description of Mr. Buhari, 72, as a “brain-dead” old man.
The women said Mrs. Jonathan has no reason taunting the former general as she could be older, if she wears no
“Patience Jonathan is saying that
Buhari is an old man and recently
they stoned the convoy of Buhari’s
wife. If Buhari is old, I believe that
Patient Jonathan is not any younger
than Buhari to say the fact because
as a woman, we know how women
hide their age behind make ups to
look younger, therefore, we are
saying enough is enough,” said
Aishatu Ngulde, who spoke on behalf of the Forum. The women said they decided to speak out because they had become irritated by the personality attacks by
the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“We are here today because we have
been pushed to the walls and anyone
that is pushed to the walls has to react.
“They say we gave birth to children
and throw them on the streets to
become Boko Haram,” the women said.
The group also accused the wife of the president of not showing concern
to the plight of Borno women, thousands of whom have become
widows or have lost their children due to the ongoing Boko Haram
”The First Lady has never come to Borno state but we have seen her supporting even other countries; never has she come to see for herself what the Borno people are actually passing through. She only sits in Abuja and passes judgement on what she knows nothing about.”