|Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan|
APC in the petition to the criminal court claimed that Mrs. Jonathan, whose husband is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP asked supporters of her husband “stone” anyone who chants the APC’s change mantra. The call by Mrs. Jonathan was reportedly made at a rally in Calabar, Cross River State during a PDP political rally last week.
A statement by the campaign organization yesterday [Mar. 9] quoted Rotimi Amaechi, Director General of APCPCO, as saying that “Change, as the entire country must know by now, is the slogan of the APC – the rallying cry of a political party that wishes to bring hope of greater and better things to come for Nigeria and Nigerians. By her statement, Mrs. Jonathan was clearly calling on PDP supporters in Calabar to attack supporters and campaigners of the APC in the state.”
The APCPCO’s statement likened some of Mrs. Jonathan’s inciting comments and conduct during this political campaign season, to those of Mrs Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former president of Cote D’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, prior to that country’s 2010 election.
The party recalled that the ICC indicted Mrs. Gbagbo for her part in planning to perpetrate brutal attacks including murder, rape, and sexual violence, on her husband’s political opponents in the wake of the 2010 election. Mrs Gbagbo was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment today [Mar. 10].
Checkout APC letter of Complaints Below:
Mrs. Patience Jonathan tells PDP supporters to stone any Nigerian chants change
First Lady, Patience Jonathan, tells PDP supporters to stone those who are demanding for change. #NigeriaDecides pic.twitter.com/OHxT3jM1Fx
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