The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has advised the people of Rivers State not to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), retired General Muhammadu Buhari on the March 28 election, because if he wins he will imprison them.
She added that Buhari would fill all the prisons in the country by jailing anybody he perceives to be his political enemy, saying that once a dictator, he will remain a dictator.
Mrs Jonathan, who spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt, during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women presidential campaign rally, said the APC presidential candidate does not have what it takes to fight corruption, saying: “Whenever he (Buhari) comes to you again, ask him what he did for Rivers State when he was Head of State.”
The First Lady warned the women not to sell their permanent voter cards (PVCs) for any sum of money, noting that it was within their power to vote out the “expired drug called APC.”
Dame Jonathan, who enumerated the achievements of the Federal Government in the state, said PDP would install Barrister Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike as the next governor of the state.
“PDP will install Nyesom Wike as governor because President Jonathan is a lion and he gave birth to a lion,” She said.
On the political crisis in the state which had been linked to her by the APC particularly the Okrika shooting incident, the First Lady said she would not condescend so low to join issues with those accusing her of being responsible for the violence.
“They are rascal and I will not respond to them. Don’t let me open my mouth to talk about these rascals.
“We did not vote for these people. We in Rivers State voted Celestine Omehia but these people came and took our mandate away and today they are abusing us. They don’t have respect for elders. They are busy abusing me and my husband. I will not answer them.
“In Rivers state we respect elders but these rascals have no respect for their elders. We must vote them out in April,” Dame Jonathan said.