The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) on Thursday rose in defence of the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, saying that she was spot on in her assessment of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as being “brain-dead.”
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in response to the APC presidential campaign organisation in Abuja, said: “Mrs Jonathan was absolutely right. To say that Buhari is ‘’brain-dead’’ is an understatement and to suggest that he is suffering from dementia is nothing new.
“The first lady has spoken in a courageous and forthright manner and, most important of all, she has spoken the bitter truth. Instead of crying like spoilt little brats and complaining, the APC and the Buhari campaign organisation should live with that bitter truth and leave her alone.
“She has every right to express herself in any way that she deems fit and she is entitled to her opinion. This is especially so given the fact that her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, is in the presidential race.
“Buhari’s general disdain for women and their opinion are well known. This is a man that said that he would scrap the office of the first lady if he is elected president.
“If he is not ready to face public scrutiny and criticism for his oftentimes irresponsible, retrogressive, nonsensical and asinine views, he should quit the presidential race and consider retiring from politics.
“Our counsel to the APC is as follows: leave the first lady alone or prepare yourselves for a relentless verbal blitzkrieg, the likes of which you have never seen before.”