Nigeria’s outgoing First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has called on Nigerians not to weep for her and President Goodluck Jonathan over the loss of March 28, 2015 presidential election.
Dame Jonathan made this call Thursday in Abuja at a farewell/award ceremony organised for her by the National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, to bid farewell to her as the grand-patron of the association.
Patience Jonathan charged Nigerians to join her in thanking God because, according to her, not all presidents and their wives, who entered Aso Rock, came out together.
“Let us not destroy ourselves because of politics, politics is not a do or die affair; somebody who has been a deputy-governor, a governor, vice-president, acting-president and president, what again are you looking for?
“Mr. President has done what nobody has done in this country. So, I want you people to help me and thank God that I and my husband came out of the office together alive”.
She also maintained that, although she is leaving office on the 29th of May 2015, her door is still open whenever her service is needed in the country.
National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, is an umbrella of all women organizations in Nigeria in which any seating president’s wife automatically becomes the grand-patron.
The First Lady therefore urged the association to work and support the incoming administration as they supported her and her husband.
“Do not be afraid, do not be shaking because my successor will be there for you, let us love and help one another for us to succeed,” Patience Jonathan said.