The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential Campaign Organisation has described the first lady Dame Patience Jonathan as “an incredibly crude woman” for insulting its candidate Muhammadu Buhari, saying her actions was demeaning to her status.A statement by the campaign media and publicity director Malam Garba Shehu on Wednesday said it is not only insulting for Mrs Jonathan to describe the presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari as “brain-dead” but also demeaning of her status as the First Lady.Shehu observed that it was discourteous and inexcusable for a wife of any president with a modicum of decency to make such a false and infantile pronouncement about the health status of another man on account of politics.Mrs Jonathan had made controversial comment in recent time such as urging PDP supporters to “stone” all those canvassing for change.Shehu said it was below the standard of a wife of a president to stoop so low to call for violent attacks against members of the opposition.Meanwhile, the opposition campaign also has condemned what it called desperate tactics of President Jonathan of using religion to gain sympathy and remain in office at all costs.It described the tactics as an absurdity which "defies the norms of government practices", adding that the President is deliberately doing so “in the belief that the manipulation of religious sentiments would cover up the multitudes of his epic failures.”The campaign office said using worship centres as platforms for making major official statements could create precedents that the country could not handle in the future.Jonathan’s predecessors did not use the Mosques or Churches to make official statements of public importance, it is wrong for him to start something that is already sending the wrong message. It added that it was scandalized by reports of money being allegedly shared to religious leaders by President Jonathan in order to buy their conscience.
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