Patience Jonathan APC says ex-first lady must apologize to Nigerians for economic crisis

The APC made the call via a statement released by Acting National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged former first lady, Patience Jonathan to apologize to Nigerians for the current economic crisis in the country which the party says was caused by her husband, former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

The APC made the call via a statement released by Acting National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank over the weekend.

The statement reads in part:

“My candid advice to Mrs. Patience Jonathan is to apologize to Nigerians for the current economic hardship which Mr. Jonathan’s regime could have easily averted instead of sponsoring shameless protests against the government. Anyway, Nigerians are still waiting for the apology.”

“The show of shame called protest at the Port Harcourt office of the EFCC to demand the unfreezing of Mrs. Jonathan’s dollar accounts was uncalled for. And there is nothing wrong if the former first lady explains the source of the $31.4m to anti-corruption agencies.

“The country is presently going through recession as a result of mismanagement of the economy left behind by Patience Jonathan’s husband led administration which the APC is working hard to correct as soon as possible. It should be made clear that there is nothing wrong for the EFCC to invite Mrs. Patience Jonathan for questioning if the organization suspects a foul play in the accumulation of such big amount of money.

“Again, the era of ‘I’m above the law’ is over. This is a change government of accountability where the rule of law is paramount. The number four citizen of this country today, Senate President Bukola Saraki, whose office is prominently recognized by the constitution is facing trial and why not one former first lady that is not recognized by the Nigerian constitution?”

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