If you missed her tirade against Prof. Soyinka, read it here.
However, Information Nigeria brings you the full and unedited statement made by the renowned playwright that earned him a tongue-lash from the President’s wife in a statement issued by her media aide, Ayo Osinlu on Friday night.
For me, the siege of Port Harcourt for 11 days by security apparatus indicates that there is something even beyond the madam herself. My last word to her is that ‘be a lady first’. Before being a First Lady.
You cannot be a First Lady without being a lady. This is the only advice I have for her because now it is evident that she is getting away with murder in this country only because she has the backing of her husband and that she is being used in my view politically.
When it gets to a stage where an unelected person, a mere domestic appendage of power can seize control of a place for 11 days and as a result of her presence, the governor of that state is told by a policeman that ‘you cannot pass here because the queen is there.
What’s sort of jungle are we living in? Again, there is at the very least vicarious responsibilities that must be laid at the doorsteps of President (Goodluck) Jonathan. Above all, I am calling on Mr. President, openly and publicly to please curb the excesses of your wife. She is a wife, she is an unconstitutional being, she should not be empowered to such an extent that she is flouting the prerogative, the rights and the responsibilities of the governor of any state, in Rivers, Lagos or in any other state.
I have read in the papers the other day about the youth crying. What is it? Is she the first First Lady we have had in this country? This illegality is becoming very intolerable. I notice she’s being used, I mean the First Lady is now being used directly or indirectly by the President to distablise or reduce the authority of an elected governor. We have now reached the bottom of obscenity and it got to stop.