You Cannot Separate My Office From That Of The Presidency, Patience Jonathan Tells Critics

dame-jonathanWife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience, has berated those describing her office as unconstitutional, saying it cannot be separated from the Presidency.

The First Lady, who was speaking through her media aide, Ayo Oshinlu, was reacting to a newspaper editorial yesterday that criticised her for speaking from a podium that carried the nation’s official seal two years ago.

The President’s wife who drew similarities between her office and that of the American First Lady, Michelle Obama, said she derives her constitutionality from the Presidency and has responsibilities to discharge, whether ceremonial or official, in order to “smoothen the operations of the president and the Presidency”.