First Lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan has been caught on tape urging supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stone opposition supporters calling for change.
The slogan for the PDP is Power while that of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is Change. The date of the tape could not be immediately verified.
A video recording which has gone viral on social network and on the YouTube channel appeared to have been taken during a campaign rally in Cross River state as she made reference to the governor Liyel Imoke and called the state party’s governorship candidate Ben Ayade to stage.
Mrs. Jonathan who said the popularity of Nigeria’s musical and film artistes home and abroad was to the credit of her husband said age had caught up with the opposition candidate and so should not be voted.
She said: “Our women can do it. Our actors internationally they are known. The crowd they pull even the governor cannot pull it. The crowd they pull, you the president cannot pull it. It is to the credit of the PDP. It is the credit of Goodluck Jonathan and look at, lets testify it now.
“You see Kate Henshaw here, without Liyel Imoke will she be here? You can see Onyeka Owenu, without Goodluck will she be here? What else are we talking about? Then our sports industry, our sports are not left out, our sports both internationally, nationally. We take our gold medal, we are proud that our Green (Super) Eagles are doing well. Our Baby Eagles ((Golden Eaglets) are doing well. In short, our sports industries are doing well. They carry gold every time, so we Nigerians, we are proud of them. So all is to the credit of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.”
The First Lady continued: “I am telling you, anyone that comes and tell you change, stone that person. What you did not do 19 Kirikiri, is now that old age has caught up with you, you want to come and change? You can’t change; rather you will turn back to a baby. You will turn back to a baby. From old age nothing, so nothing like change. Rather (it) is continuity.”
She urged the women to ensure they cast their votes in the coming elections even if they were in having labour pains.
“Even though belle (pregnancy) is disturbing you, tell it baby, baby let me go and vote. Baby wait let me go and exercise my mandate. Baby wait let me go and do what I can use to feed you. Baby wait for me, let me go and vote, after voting, I will come and deliver you, and you won’t die because Goodluck has given all the safety measures. You won’t die,” Mrs Jonathan urged the excited crowed.
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