Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Wednesday congratulated the incoming first lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on her husband’s victory during the just concluded presidential election.
Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress defeated incumbent President Jonathan by about 2 million votes in official results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday, to effectively bring to an, the Peoples Democratic Party’s 16 year reign.
In a three-paragraph statement by her media aide, Ayo Adewuyi, the first lady appealed to Nigerian women to support Mrs. Buhari in order to succeed in her new assignment.
The statement read, “The First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan (Mama Peace) has congratulated the wife of the President-elect, Hajia Aisha Buhari on the election of her husband, General Muhammadu Buhari.
“The First Lady appeals to the Nigerian women to work with Hajia Aisha Buhari and give her the maximum support to make her succeed in her new assignment.
“The First Lady (Mama Peace) wishes her well in her new task”.