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PDP not afraid of APC – Patience Jonathan

•No vacancy in Aso Rock says Kema Chikwe

From TAIWO AMODU, Abuja

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has made a veiled reference to the merger of main opposition parties, which was consummated with formation of All Progressive Congress (APC), saying it is no threat to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs Jonathan made the remark in Abuja at the presentation of the PDP Women-in-Power 2013 calendar.

She appreciated the PDP Woman Leader, Ambassador Kema Chikwe for her initiative in presenting the calendar which she said was a fund raising event to support the transformation agenda of Mr. President through promoting empowerment of the women at the grassroots.

The First Lady said: “Nigerian women, especially women of PDP, this is the biggest party, no party can beat us. Let them try; what we talk, we do it. PDP isn’t shaken. We aren’t afraid, let one hundred parties come together, they cannot defeat us.” She, however, admonished women to stand by one another to face the challenges facing the womenfolk. “Once you do that, nothing can shake us.

We are more in number than them. Let us speak with one voice.” During the event, the woman leader and a member of the PDP National Working Committee, Kema Chikwe declared that she was confident that President Jonathan would pick the party’s presidential ticket in 2015 and ultimately retain his office at the Presidential Villa irrespective of the controversy over an alleged pact between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and President Jonathan restricting the latter to spend one term in office.

Dignitaries present at the event include Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyin Pius Anyim, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Dr Sam Sam Jaja. Other members of the PDP NWC in attendance were Alhaji Bala Kaoje and Alhaji Fatai Adewole, the PDP National Treasurer and National Auditor, respectively.

Ambassador Chikwe noted that women in the party were confident that President Jonathan would increase their representation in the federal cabinet and the legislature to 50 percent if given the party ticket for 2015 presidential election. “We need to start moving fast to prepare women for future elections.

Until we elect 35 percent or more of women in the legislature, the impact of our progress will not be complete. We know of course that next dispensation will attract possibly PDP female governors and more deputy governors.

We are even more confident that when President Goodluck Jonathan returns in 2015, women would be talking about 50 percent, no longer 35 percent. As we give him unequivocal, undiluted, unreserved and unlimited support and as we march with him to 2015, PDP women will reach the promised land.”

The PDP woman leader further declared that under the present administration, women had been given opportunities to preside over sensitive ministries in the country. º and further claimed that the 2013 budget was specifically designed to take care of women’s interests. “

The most remarkable victory for us PDP women in particular and all Nigerian women in general is not that Mr. President has appointed women to the most challenging ministries: Ministry of Education, Petroleum, Finance, Water Resources, Environment and Defence.

Not only that he has appointed a woman as the co-ordinating minister, he has virtually dedicated the 2013 budget to women. Mr. President, the dedication of 35 percent of all construction contracts to women is really mind blowing to say the least. President Jonathan’s benevolence to women is unbelievably phenomenal.

His generosity to women cuts across parties. In fact, any Nigerian woman who doesn’t support Jonathan must have a special problem. Tell him that PDP women in every nook and cranny, wherever they are, young or old, tall or short, beautiful or ugly, are chanting to Nigerians, “all we are saying, give us Goodluck.”

On the PDP Women-in- Power 2013 calendar, the PDP woman leader told the gathering that the presentation was a fund raising event to promote empowerment of the women at the grassroots. “My aim is to support the transformation agenda of Mr. President through their empowerment at the grassroots.”

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26 Comments

  1. prince mez February 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Ndaa chikwe ur rite we belive in PDP and we wil solidly behind him,it is only
    PDP is d best party for nw in nigeria,I love. PDP

  2. cji February 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

    arrant nonsense…what can pdp presidents, governors and even the senators boast on in this country since 1999? is it the good roads in our various states and communities or what? rubbish… lets see what happens in 2015.

  3. toy February 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    NIGERIAN WILL SURELY DECIDE THEIR FATE COME 2015 NOT YOUR MOUTH.

  4. Hamza Sayi February 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

    atience jonathan, r u God, the way u told God safe ur life so also God will use other opposition parties to defect PDP ISA

  5. omoibile February 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    if she had kept quiet then the patent inadequacies of her husband would be hidden but this singular statement from Patience will sorely damage the man she so loves and admires

  6. Prince ojokolobo February 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    In speech delivery both of them are the same,oh Nigeria God help us.

  7. Bond Boy February 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    MRS EBELE JONATHAN,stop fooling yourself,abi na the gold ear-rings and diamond you put for neck and plenty stolen public funds dey shack you?drink will clear from your eyes come 2015 when PDP must be trounced by APC.

  8. M.d February 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Is only a mad person will not sport jonatan come 2o15

  9. M.d February 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Is only a mad person will not sport jonatan come 2o15 ok

  10. dos santos February 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    we are solidly behind you ma’am. infact you and your husband is a big blessing to nigeria. More Goodluck.

  11. Chris February 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Nigerians have decided to make a change, therefore no room for PDP in 2015.

  12. ugochi February 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Patience Jonathan who could not give her testimony herself. How can the wife of a President be reading her testimony on paper? What a disgrace to Nigeria?

  13. Ibrahim February 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    PDP has come to an end with APC. Go back and analyse the last election results very well.

  14. Agbogashi February 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Time will tell

  15. Ebuka Amaechi February 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Our first lady,Dame Jonathan and ndaa, madam Chike ure all entitled to ur opinion s/claims that the No of women in the PDP are bigger than all the women in the Progres sive parties,the APC conbined.Well nobody has ever condemned the mothers soup,Iet us all wait,until 2OI5 General elections,whe n’ come shall become come.Atleast the first lady,for now will be occupied with daily visits to Aso rock by her deceitful back- biters and professiona l’ praise singers,so her first request of N4b to build her plaza,is presently not as important to her as the 2OI5 General elections. I sincerely wish to beg the Minist er of the Fed.Capital Territory’Abuja’and all concerned to channel the N4b,requested by the first lady for the construction of her plaza to hospitals and educational institutio ns infralstrutural deve lopment and many other arears of our National importance.

  16. jb February 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    PDP ole people, madam know d party is over be getting ready to vacant come 2015

  17. Edo February 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Who is listening to this illiterate?

  18. jahili February 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Madam not quite sure of your level of education, but let me remind you that power belongs to the people. In the last three yrs, its Jonathan, your family and the PDP in a family affair, while the rest of the country is forgotten. Question is, why would you rehirre somebody if they did not do a good job the first time. I thought its common sense. On a serious note however, Buhari must extricate himself from Bola Tinubu- Tinubu is one of the problems ailing the country. I am just afraid his corruptive ways may rob off on Buhari, one of the few and rare honest ones.

  19. Tene February 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

    They said when a dog wants to die it does not hear the smell of shit,Patience Jonathan you narrated how God saved your life instead of using the second chance that God gave you to advice your husband to remove his hands from evil and stop stealing tax-payers money you joined with Kema chikwe a stupid hallot who did nothing to his state when she was Aviation minister.Shame on you Patience Jonathan

  20. Kaite Shailly February 23, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Kema Chikwe, is confused likewise madam first lady two of them are gold diggers, Jonathan promised to go for one term only and that he will go any thing other than that is unacceptable by Nigeria’s. Jonathan do not have the force to lead Nigeria, We need a man that can say yes and his yes remains yes and one that says one thing and do the opposite such a man is not worthy to be called a president of Nigeria. Moreover Jonathan has nothing to offer to Nigerians and the Igbo’s in particular. He must forget about 2015 and retire to Bayelsa and start his fishing because there is no action in him. Boko Haram is operating because Jonathan has failed to use the proper tools for them how many life has been lost because of his laziness. Any one supporting him We all Nigerian’s are praying that BOKO HARAM should attack his/her family and kill his first son and daughter so that let him/her feel the impart of what people are facing under Jonathan. Jonathan Must Go we don’t need him.

  21. AGOM February 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Patience Jonathan It is only in Nigeria they will have somebody like you as first lady. Can you win election in your
    place? Call your husband in order people are suffering in this country you are busy talking rubbish.

  22. ELERO D1ST February 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    “BEHIND EVERY SLUGGISHED MAN, THERE MUST BE UNINTELLLIGENT WIFE”. WE SHALL SEE. EVEN ABDUSALAM ABUBAKAR THAT HAS INTELLIGENT WIFE WAS NOT GREEDY DURING THERE TENURE. I DEY LAUGH.

  23. Okeke S.K. Esq. February 24, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Power intoxicates, this woman’s utterances have brewed more trouble & wide hatred to her husband.

  24. Sabiyaki February 25, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Kema,patience,if truly you are in support of women,why not woman president in 2015?

  25. Doktar Dan Oludipe February 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    APC would clear the rubbish your hubby and his party bestowed on Nigeria come 2015.

  26. Odoh Nwachukwu March 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Jonathan still is the best among all the Criminals jostling to clinch Nigeria’s exalted office. I do believe Nigerian people doesn’t need ilitrate leaders like in the past to rule this country again. It is very unfortunate that many Nigerian people has short memory brains, they easily forget in a hurry how cruel and wicked our past leaders are to the other tribes in the past, they occupied every available leadership positions not minding how other tribes feel, they regard themselves as the born to rule while they are the least qualified to occupy any national leadership position of this country. We should be wise enough to read meanings to all the charades going on presently in our country today, they are causing confusions everywhere just to discredit Jonathan’s administration. Nigerians be wise!

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