having beckoned the storm, Patience Jonathan cringes from its ravage
like a spaniel fleeing the gusts of a snowstorm. While her husband,
Goodluck Jonathan, was President, Patience wore chaos like a crown and
stirred the hornet’s nest with reckless abandon.
politics from an eyesore to an art form. But no sooner did her husband
lose his re-election bid than her impotence dawn on her. Patience is not
so powerful and influential after all.
anyway. Little wonder she is on the radar of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC). And her husband, the former President, subtly
seeks to outfox his traducers and keep a wide berth from his successor,
President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption landmine. This explains his
discomforting silence in the wake of his wife, Patience’s mounting
travails in the dragnet of EFCC.
wife and Nigeria’s former first lady, Patience Jonathan, over her
alleged complicity in money-laundering and other fraudulent activities
during his tenure in the presidency, Jonathan has remained silent.
However, Patience would be 60 in few weeks time.
roll out the drums or her praise-singers who morphed into a group called
Friends of the First Lady of Nigeria (FFLN), will organise a party for
her the way they used to when she was in power. The group comprised of
self-acclaimed society women who paraded themselves Dame Patience’s
closest circle of friends and associates.