To say I haven’t missed this woman is not an exaggeration. I didn’t wish her sickness but I was happy to have her out of the public arena for a while. Sigh
It seems that period is over. She is back. Bigger and badder!
It started with rumours/reports of midnight flight/s in an air ambulance to Germany, of uterine fibroids, exarcebated by Parkinson’s disease. Others said uterine cancer. Some tummy-tuck.
What did The Presidential Ogene Reuben Abati say 'Liar, Liar! Detractors. Haters stop lying.
What did the First Lady say :
“I don’t even know that hospital they are talking about…”. “I do not have any terminal illness or cosmetic surgery.”
|Trying to understand why they are all gazing at this picture.|
"My Husband loves me just the way I am" (I guess that's in answer to the tummy tuck rumours).
All literally true granted...her illness might not necessarily be a cosmetic one or terminal. My grouse then was...what was it? What is soo wrong in telling your citizens your ailment? Especially one which has been so controversial? Especially when it is costing the nation money flying you out in air ambulances etc.
What is this unmentionable disease that you cant bear for your millions of fans and well wishers to know about?
Now here we are 5 months after, throwing a lavish party on your 'Soonest Recover' (as our dear Shina Peters wished a colleague some decades back).
I read the SR article about three times to glean the name of this medical condition which according to our dearest First Lady Patience Jonathan involved her undergoing 9 successive Surgeries In One Month!“I actually died,” Premium Times quoted her as testifying. “I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.”
“It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria. God woke me up after seven days.”
Alleluia!!She is risen!!
According to SR, this 'Resurrection party' cost Aso Rock coffers some N500M to host 5000 guests. (I'll take that with a pinch of salt and maggi) but then again, we know our Presidency doesnt joke with his food and drink. They must have eaten caviar and gold plated fufu balls.
(Now if only my dear 9ja Foodie had gotten the catering contract...I would have shut my mouth up small). Pray, I ask, was this party foreseen and included in that 1billion dollar food budget or is it an additional expense? You know, matters arising?
In addition, donations from friend and lovers of the presidency amounting to N500M will be presented to the 1st Lady as 'Easter Gift'.
Words fail me.
Why doesnt it surprise me that the presidential gift organising committee is chaired by a Mr. John Kennedy Okpara (why do we always find my Igbo men in such 'funny' positions??)
Of the future, she said, “I will be doing things that will touch the lives of the less privileged. God gave me a second chance because I reached there. He knew I had not completed the assignments He gave me that was why I was sent back.”
Oh how my religiously zealous compatriots will lap this up. With a N500M gift awaiting me, I might ask God to send me back to earth too.
I m just angry at the way the presidency keeps rubbing our faces in the sh#t of their unbridled lavishness. Always saying untruths and doing things in a way that leaves more questions than answers at least for enquiring normal citizens.
And when I read comments like this one below..I want to give up. Atilola. I’m holding on to that your hope, but the rope wears thin.
"There's nothing wrong in the first lady having a thanksgiving. She believes her being alive today was because God spared her life and think it's wise to thank Him. So whats the big deal? The resources we're talking about here came from her backyard. Naijas should be grateful for having the SE/SS region whose resources has been spoon feeding them for over 52years. They shouldn't take kindness for stupidity. What's 500m naira compared to a life spared after many surgeries. How much is N500m compared to the 16B USD the ota baboon stole or the 12B USD IBB embezzled while in office or is it the USD4.6B that was never accounted for when Mullah Buhari was the Boss at PTDF. Haba! Naijas should be happy for the 1st lady and join her in thanking God. When you talk of naija being a family, you also talk of the SS being the breadwinner. GEJ and the 1st lady are from the 'breadwinners' region of naija and should be treated as such. Hate them and hate their oil & gas too!"
I still need answers...What is the Nigerian First Lady recovering from? Why all the secrecy?