Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, on Wednesday, voiced her support for the First Lady, Senator Remi Tinubu, saying Nigerians had no other nation and must stand with her.
“I have come here to encourage you, to support you, because we are one country and our country must move forward and for the country to be better because it’s our country,” the former first lady said during a solidarity visit to Mrs Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“We have no other country other than Nigeria,” Mrs Jonathan said, turning to face her successor. We must help you since we are at a loss for where else to go. To ensure that you succeed in achieving your goals, we must help you. We’ll have succeeded when you do, too. Nigeria needs to advance, therefore.
Mrs Jonathan claims that between 1999 and 2007, while Remi was the first lady in Lagos State, the former senator from Lagos Central carried the women along.
“So, (now that) she’s a first lady, the sky will be her limit. She will carry us along as she will move us forward. We, Nigerian women, will come out en masse and support this government and support her. The sky will be our limit,” Mrs Jonathan said.
In response, Mrs Tinubu in her remarks appreciated her predecessor for the visit.
Describing the former first lady as her “senior colleague, the First Lady said, “We thank God that she’s here today to pay a solidarity visit and for us to have talks on the way to move our nation forward and I appreciate her visit this afternoon.
“I want to also thank her for all the support and the tips she’s always given over time.”
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