The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has berated the Presidency over the revelation of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan’s illness.
The First Lady has revealed, during a thanksgiving at the Presidential Villa last Sunday, that she was dead for a week and the doctors attending to her had lost hope but she was brought back to life miraculously.
Deriding the Presidency for putting up so many lies during the First Lady’s absence, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran noted that the revelation has reinforced that the President is a serial liar.
“Every Nigerian has known President Jonathan as a serial liar so we are not surprised the First Lady made that revelation. Despite the spurious claims by the President’s and his wife’s media aides that Patience was resting abroad after the rigour of the 2011 elections, hosting the African Ladies Summit and other balderdash, the truth has come to the bare. It is very unfortunate that the people in this present government lack integrity and credibility. They run government like family business; No transparency! No accountability to the mass of the people!
What is the secret in someone getting ill? Is it an offence that the First Lady took ill? Ok! They were hiding behind one finger and now their shadow has caught up with them. Maybe they were ashamed to tell the Nigerian masses that they used our common patrimony to fly Mrs Jonathan abroad whereas many patient diagnosed of the same illness are dying in the slaughter slabs they call hospitals in Nigeria?
It is high time our political class called a solemn assembly to address the endemic corruption that is bedevilling this country. This is a country where more than 70 per cent are living on less than $1 per day and our leaders spent billions of naira on medical expenses abroad yearly. The government should think of how to provide good hospitals and equip the present ones for the Nigerian masses who cannot afford the luxury of going to Germany or India for medical treatment”, Adeniran noted.