BY FRANCIS IGATA
ENUGU – Wife of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs.Dame Jonathan, Monday, warned voters in Enugu State to be prepared to spend time in prison should they vote the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammed Buhari,retd in the March 28 presidential election.
Mrs. Jonathan who arrived at the Okpara Square, Enugu, venue of the women rally to woo voters for her husband from Onitsha, Anambra State at about 3.15PM lashed out to Buhari noting that his administration built more prisons than schools in the name of fight against corruption.
She told the impressive crowd that Jonathan’s administration has recorded remarkable milestone in its fight to reduce maternal child death in the country even as she mentioned late Biafran warlord, Chief Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu, Chief Jim Nwobodo, former governor old Anambra State and Chief Sam Mbakwe as those who got Buhari’s rough end of the stick in prison as head of state.
According to Mrs. Jonathan: “The change that is APC’s mantra is for bus conductors and drivers. That is why they keep changing there name each time they fail elections. This time in 2015, they will change there name from APC to Ebola because they are dead.
“That is why there members are decamping. As you can see in Rivers State. Governor Amaechi’s deputy dumped APC for PDP. Everybody will leave the party because its a party built on propaganda, lies and deceit.
“Buhari who is as old as Jonathan’s father should tell us what he forgot in Aso-Rock. During Buhari’s era, he said women should be confined in the kitchen. But under Jonathan’s administration,women has been liberated to contribute to national development.”
On Agriculture, the first lady revealed that Jonathan’s administration has built 10 sillows nationwide which Enugu State has benefited from.
She said,”Jonathan has introduced ‘e-wallet’ system for the distribution of fertilisers. Our women are now moving into farming with the ease of getting fertilizers. 27 schools has been built across the country where women and youths can acquire skills.
“This administration has initiated the ‘You Win’ programme which is under SURE-P where women and youths are given grants and loans to establish their own businesses. All these lofty projects are what i guarantee you as a mother this administration will continue to improve upon if re-elected.
“Buhari abolished the office of first lady during his time. You should not allow our people to go back to the analogue age. We are in a digital era. Buhari is too old. He should allow the youths to lead.”
In his remark,the Deputy Senate President,Ike Ekweremadu urged the audience to demonstrate their love and support by voting Jonathan in the presidential election.