I died for seven days; friends sold my properties hoping I won’t return –Patience Jonathan

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Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Sunday opened up on her controversial medical trip last year, admitting for the first time she ailed terribly and was close to dying.

Mrs. Jonathan, who spoke at a special thanksgiving service at the Aso Rock Chapel where the first family worships, said she underwent multiple surgical operations and at some point her doctors lost hope after she “passed out for more than a week.”

“It was not an easy experience for me,” Mrs. Jonathan told the congregation which included senior government officials. “I actually died. I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.”

“I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his. My doctors said all hope was lost. It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria. God woke me up after seven days,” she narrated.

Mrs. Jonathan’s remarks at the church service, was the first time the presidency would admit the First Lady was seriously sick as widely speculated in 2012.

Mrs. Jonathan was on admission at the Horst Schmidt Klinik in Germany for an undisclosed ailment although multiple reports suggested she was treated for lungs and abdominal problems.

While the news circulated, the presidency ensured an anxious public remained in the dark about her condition, repeatedly insisting Mrs. Jonathan traveled for a “deserved rest”.

The thanksgiving service was delayed for two months, after the initial schedule was moved due to the helicopter crash deaths of former governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa, and the former National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi.

President Goodluck Jonathan, ministers and top government functionaries attended the event on Sunday.

During a stirring session, the First Lady narrated how she went through “hell” while in hospital and said she has dedicated her life to serving the needy.

“It is the Lord’s doing that I returned alive,” she said. “When God says yes, nobody can say no. People are always afraid of operation (surgery). But in my own case, while my travail lasted, I was begging for it after the third operation because I was going to the theatre every day. It was God who saw me through. I did eight or nine operations within one month.”

While she lay dying in Germany, friends and associates who hoped she will not be making it back to Nigeria with life, scrambled for her properties, selling those they could,” Mrs. Jonathan said.

She accused some of those she trusted of leaking information to the public that she had passed on.

“I know that some people somehow leaked the information that I was dead. They are people that I trust and rely on. To them, I was dead and I would never return to the country alive,” she said. “Some of them even sold my things off. “I won’t say everything here.”

She said she believed she had not completed her assignment on earth, which was why God spared her.

“It was not an easy one. The day I came back, I said God I have nothing to say, I offer myself to you. I will be doing things that will touch the lives of the less privilege. 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,” the First Lady said.

 

 


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  • Now the secret keep is coming to light, we now know who is telling the truth. When Sahara Reporters told Nigeria that she was in a German hospital, the presidency denied it to the last minute, now we know better, though we are happy that she came back alive, but the truth is better told at the right time, so we can join hand and pray and fast. It is coming late, we may not have enough sympathy as it could have been if the nation was told at the first time.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      If they told the truth then, she would have come back in a bag. Do you tell your enemy that your child is sick? Nobody wished her well, hence the studied silence, and l don-t think they anybody any apology

      • Tripple A

        Free yourself from the cocoon of ignorance. Government should not be operated in secrecy. Nigerians all have a constitutional right to know the state of health of the president and his wife who lives on taxpayers money.

        • angered citizen

          Who is this mad pastor talking, thats how u people commit crime under disguise. Death is an inevitable end. Whether u go to Germany or antwepp when its ur time u must fol ur mat like umaru and pack up. D question is then”what will u be rememberd for? What legacy are u leaving? But apart from Zik, Umaru,and Ojukwu , most of our leaders will be mourned like Abacha even the almighty OBJ. Wicked fools.

        • katung David

          @9ff06878d83c1c11803264b202cc4eb9:disqus …..If you have anything against the state, you can approach the judiciary for a redress. is it not in Nigeria that people challenged, even the dreaded, military regimes?……If you cant do this, just shut up.

          • Enemona

            Handsomely paid!

      • Of course they own nobody any apology but be mindful of the fact that they own the Creator of heaven and earth inevitable apology. The hypocrites pretend to hav faith in God but your faith only resides on your tongue, not in your heart. The reason why you re being easily brainwashed and deceived by ur demonic pastor/alfa who claims to hav seen ur future but fails to see his is an evidence of ur shallow faith in God. Do u think if God does not wish u dead, any man can kill you? Nothing will ever happen to everyone without divine knowledge of God before it happens. It is by this ur mere mouth-faith you quickly fall prey to such so-called lying prophets. Pls be guided

  • Tripple A

    Well, we thank GOD that you are alive today to tell this story. Perhaps with a second lease of life, you might change your ways, and really consider the plight of those you, your husband and cronies are impoverishing on a daily basis. By the way if I may ask, what properties of yours were your criminal gang of friends selling away while you were loitering around the gate of hell ? Could you be referring to those same properties you acquired through the looting of the people’s treasury? I’m surprised you could be publicly talking about people stealing from you when it is a known fact that you have a “stealing” cold case file with the EFCC and still continue to steal from the public.

    • concernednigerian

      @ tripple A. Why don’t you exhume the ‘stealing’ cold case file’ since you know where it is stored and what property of yours Mrs. Jonathan stole. Nuhu Ribadu had said time and again that the woman was innocent of what she was being accused of but I guess that meant nothing to apostles of negativism like you. Why can’t some of you know the meaning of shame and keep quite when you have nothing better to say. When did Mr. Jonathan become the President of Nigeria for you to heap all the years of misrule by your people on him? This woman gives testimony for the wonders bestowed upon her by her creator. It does not need input from your kind.

      • Tripple A

        @3ed85e53155461fff68897e77f4153d8:disqus : Time will tell if your dumbo first lady and hubby have a criminal case to answer or not. I rejoice in the fact that the power and the immunity they have now are transient by nature and by the provision of our constitution. Wait until they are eased out of power via a PDP impending defeat to know what will become of them in the next political dispensation. I know you are only concerned about the flow of crumbs to your pocket as a paid Jonathan apologist – not about Nigeria as your pseudonym implies. Have you ever sat back to think that your life could have a better meaning if we all work together to renounce lootocracy and entrench good government that will secure the future of many generations to come? Search your conscience and repent.

      • Alex okunbor

        @3ed85e53155461fff68897e77f4153d8:disqus , some of you will face prosecution very soon. Nothing last forever . you said she is given testimony . this is the same shameless woman who was abusing people when she came back from oversea treatment for writing the truth about the state of her health , today she is confirming same .

        • Fatrick Luu

          who did she abused? mention names

      • @concerned nigerian. Leave people of sound conscience to speak against a bunch of liars who trade on our gullibilty, taking us for a ride and granted. If, out of ur hypocricy, you cant speak against evil then let people who can be. Why must we condone our leaders who are fond of harbouring naked truth and selling out glaring lies to us as if we are nonentities. They are suppose to our role model but are rather cursed, for God places an eternal curse on any deliberate lying and crooked leaders.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      You have a monumental hatred for the president and the wife. If that is how you get your kicks, l wish you well

      • Tripple A

        @BlackieUmukoro:disqus I have a monumental hatred for symbolic heads and faces of corruption. I have monumental hatred for clueless leadership, hedonism, and retrogressive elements.

        • lozzyfather

          @Tripple A: if u examine urself as very righteous, if u have never benefitted from the proceeds of corruption, if neither ur uncle, auntie, dad nor mum ever worked in teh public service where they corruptly enriched themsleves and used it to benefit u, if u have never cheated somebody out of his genuine earnings, then u are right…but if u are guilty of any of these, then u are not better than those u criticise. if u are a christian read John 8:7, then Rom 2:21

          • Tripple A

            @0d597bf70c41afb2724490eb3119808a:disqus : Its only in Nigeria that you’ll find some so-called men of GOD (sanctimonious frauds) quoting scriptural verses to defend and justify evil because they have benefitting from an established corrupt system. I can see that instead of you professing and upholding the truth, you are unneccessarily turning the beam of your searchlight on an anonymous commentator. If I’m guilty of anything on your list above, I think by now I should be on the same side of the moral divide with people like one so-called ‘concernednigerian’, who writes bunkums in defence of a clueless president for the sake of crumbs.

          • Tripple A

            @lozzyfather: It is my political and civil right/duty to speak out against perceived oppression and injustice. Even in the vatican, such rights and expressions are welcomed against the papalcy. If you can’t stand heat, stay out of the kitchen. If I am a public officer, the searchlight should be turned on me. Its only in Nigeria that we introduce a faith-based dimension to water-down criminal behaviours. If Jonathan, his wife and cronies looted your church’s treasury, would you have asked his accusers to keep quiet because they too are sinners as well ? Please keep your sermons to yourself if you can’t use it to advance progressive ideas.

          • cute fay

            live that to the Judiciary to handle OK.

          • cute fay

            We all are proceeds of corruption, we are only begging and asking God to forgive us each day we wake up.

          • Enemona

            Stop that, I am not a product of corruption, you may be. Speak for yourself only.

      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        don’t mind the cruel fellows. most Nigerians are kind and they sympathise with the First lady.

    • Bem Luu

      @9ff06878d83c1c11803264b202cc4eb9:disqus ……your comments are not fair at all. Don’t you have a human touch for elders. Maybe u were not given proper home training or you deliberately deviated from it.

      • Enemona

        Please say something else, there’s no such thing as ‘elders’ in governance. You’re respected for your performance and integrity not your grey hair. The president and his wife lied to Nigerians and you want Nigerians to pay back with human feelings and respect? That’s wishful thinking. Try lying to your kids and expect them to respect you.

        You get what you give, they disrespected Nigerians, on behalf of whom they rule and make decision, and in return they get disrespect. Simple fact of life. Karma is a b****!

    • cute fay

      while not tender the proof which you have against the presidents wife and let the chairman of EFCC handle the case to the satisfactions of the senate and the general public at large or do you want to tell me now that you don’t have the necessary means to forward your evidence?

      • Enemona

        Are you kidding me???? Chairman of EFCC to handle the president’s corruption? In Nigeria? Please give me some of that thing you smoke in private, it’s sure very strong.

  • angryniger

    these people have no shame, this same woman was on air, at her arrival that she was never sick, nor in a hospital, is this amnesia, or perhaps the surgery involved removing some portion of her brains. For someone who claimed to have ‘died’ for seven days to come back from the dead and still be a party to all the shinanigans with the 4 billion naira mission house,? I wonder, is wasting the resources on such frivolities a way of serving the people, I do not think so, how many nigerian women or children will have access to this so called mission house, not very many I would think, ~Roads are cordoned off when madam travels or visits anywhere in Nigeria, even flights are delayed etc, for hours on end, and she claims (Madam Lazarus) that she wants to devote her time to helping, Who may I ask, her cronies, Bola Shagaya and co, Madam had costmetic surgery which went horribly wrong, Vanity upon Vanity, but she does not seem to have learnt anything, which brings me to her so called properties that were been sold off, heard the saying, ‘it takes a thief to rob a thief’ those are her kind of people, whatever madam lazarus has acquired these past few years, are all ill gotten, ‘blood money’ and she is still acquiring more, mission house my foot.

    • obinna

      madam first lady, sorry to disappoint u, we no pray 4 u at all. I mean how can Nigerians pray for someone whose husbad said was resting. na so we no get work way we come dey pray 4 pple wey the relax and rest 4 one 20 star hotel abroad.
      i know u are happy 4 de testimony., having been given a second chance by God. Can u tell u husbad to build that kind huspital at any where in nigeria so we wey no fit go germany no go die when dat sickde worry us. or incase urs return,,, god 4bid, but u never can tell, so that u will get faster and cheaper treatment. u know wha i mean. Just immagine a fellow woman with such situation and cant afford german hospital, your guess is as good as mine what will happen to her. What happen 2 u is a life changer 4 many. some go even becos of am, come born again. i no mean sayu no born again now, but u fit born again Again. Like say de thing toutch u so well, this 4 billion that u want to use to build old ladies …. sorry slip of tongue . first ladies whatever however whose job as best as i know is to compare who has the latext car, jewerries and rapper in town, even all de chingum boy friends sorry ….. eeem special assistants 4 special duties , yes u know what i mean…if u use that money to biuld a hospital for such women like u, dont u think God will be happy that ur second chance is justified. Kanu Nwankwo under went such situation… i mean life and death sugery abroad and in his second chance to life , he single handedly gave nigerians an equivalent of that hospital that saved him, becos he just immagined what it would hav been if he was not capable of flying over for it. that is more than testimoney for us nigerian who now know we hav it just around us. pls save us the stories of who want u dead. just dont make ur saviour hav a re think whether he made a mistake to give u a second chance. just my advice

  • kayode omolayo

    Your excellency ma,to GOD be all d glory the alfa and omega,the begining and d end.praise God for ur life.

    • Enemona

      Here we go again!

  • Lanre

    Another feather has been added to the cap of Nigerian Rulers: A bunch of thieving liars, fetish worshipping, morally bankrupt individuals. That bloody revolution will not but happen. Animals!

  • obinna

    madam first lady, sorry to disappoint u, we no pray 4 u at all. I mean how can Nigerians pray for someone whose husbad said was resting. na so we no get work way we come dey pray 4 pple wey the relax and rest 4 one 20 star hotel abroad.
    i know u are happy 4 de testimony., having been given a second chance by God. Can u tell u husbad to build that kind huspital at any where in nigeria so we wey no fit go germany no go die when dat sickde worry us. or incase urs return,,, god 4bid, but u never can tell, so that u will get faster and cheaper treatment. u know wha i mean. Just immagine a fellow woman with such situation and cant afford german hospital, your guess is as good as mine what will happen to her. What happen 2 u is a life changer 4 many. some go even becos of am, come born again. i no mean sayu no born again now, but u fit born again Again. Like say de thing toutch u so well, this 4 billion that u want to use to build old ladies …. sorry slip of tongue . first ladies whatever however whose job as best as i know is to compare who has the latext car, jewerries and rapper in town, even all de chingum boy friends sorry ….. eeem special assistants 4 special duties , yes u know what i mean…if u use that money to biuld a hospital for such women like u, dont u think God will be happy that ur second chance is justified. Kanu Nwankwo under went such situation… i mean life and death sugery abroad and in his second chance to life , he single handedly gave nigerians an equivalent of that hospital that saved him, becos he just immagined what it would hav been if he was not capable of flying over for it. that is more than testimoney for us nigerian who now know we hav it just around us. pls save us the stories of who want u dead. just dont make ur saviour hav a re think whether he made a mistake to give u a second chance. just my advice

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      well, many prayed. can we move on?

  • In other words, I was lying when I landed in Abuja some months ago and told the whole world that I have not been to any hospital in Germany nor was I sick. In serious climes this issue will affect the office of the President himself. But not in Nigeria, you have people ready to defend the presidency, including some suffering masses because the president is ‘one’ and from them. Poor Nigerians, you will continue to wallow in squalor, hunger, insecurity, if you don’t mend your ways and shun the support of thieving politicians no matter how ‘close’ you are to them.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      please this fulbe liar, when did First lady said she wasn’t sick? Say the truth o.

      • So, she didn’t lie to Nigerians??

  • ALEX OKUNBOR

    SHAMELESS WOMAN YOU WERE THE ONE ABUSING PEOPLE FOR WRITING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE STATE OF YOUR HEALTH WHEN YOU CAME BACK FROM YOUR OVERSEA TREATMENT AND THE SAME MOUTH YOU ARE NOW USING TO GIVE THANK TO GOD .YOU ARE NOW WASTING THE STATE MONEY . READ 2 SAMUEL 24.24 ,AND 1 CHRONICLE 21;24 . GOD IS NOT INTERESTED IN SUCH THANKSGIVINGS BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR MONEY .

  • Patriot

    Patience Jonathan, you will die again. Death is an inevitable end. Your acclaimed journey to hell made no meaning to you, otherwise you would not deny & curse all who claimed you were ill in Germany, when you came back. That was the most awesome opportunity to give God the glory, & would have endeared the heart of some to you. But unfortunately , your false ego would not allow you. Bunch of liars & wicked thieves. May God’s judgement come speedily on you & unto your fourth generations, if you all do not repent soonest. The most powerful law in every religion is seed & harvest. You & your husband with your fellow looters have sown, the time of vengeance of the Lord draws nearer than you think. None of you will escape HIm. He is Jehovah zdikenu – the God of justice. No pastor’s prayer can save any of you from His hands. May God forgive us in the nation , Nigeria & arise to fight for the poor masses, in Jesus name, amen.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      @d6f300eaf9ced69bdffd21e6b6292fc6:disqus You will never die. you will live forever on earth. You are the creator of heaven and earth so you can mock ordinary mortals like the first lady, with death. Shame on you.

  • Thinkdeep

    all of you criticizing @9ff06878d83c1c11803264b202cc4eb9:disqus for his candid and intelligent opinions are all blind to see the truth and ask the right questions from your leaders who live bloatly on tax payers money , and squander resources meant for over 160 million Nigerians like it is meant for their families and cronies alone . it is the right of the citizen to hold their leaders accountable to their words , the presidency should never lie to the people .for the ignorant lots who will continue with their ” follow follow syndrome ” and always condemn people who contribute intelligently like @9ff06878d83c1c11803264b202cc4eb9:disqus remember this is the same mistake your fathers made that has left Nigeria in such a mess

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      thinking deep doesn’t mean you have to think from your ass. Nobody is against Tripple A because of his criticisms, they have only asked him to be fair and factual.

  • Nnamdi

    If the hand of The Almighty God did actually touched you as you are trying to make us believe.,it is then high time for you and you husband to examine yourselves and answer these ouestion to yourselves,Are we enriching ourselves to the detremebnt of over 167 mjllion empoverished Nigerians,Are we in one way or the other habouring corrupt officials” Are you helpingthe relivant agencies to arrest and prosecute corrupt officials among you.Remember that God will judge every one of us one.both the rich and the poor.

  • Second 2 none

    If your story is true and not prepped to solicit for unwarranted sympathy, I thank God for bringing you back, however, may be God gave u a second chance to be a “sidekick” to your husband and pinch him to remember the suffering of Nigerian masses. Secondly, if u claim that your friends that u trusted sold some of your properties, well they know how u acquired those properties. They are Nigerians I suppose, and they took some of their own shares. Do u think they are stupid?. ” He who kills with a Machete are always scared of a knife” U are only shedding crocodile tears. I hold my other comments for now.

  • Ayemi

    I could see that none of you have told this lady the truth that she needs to know. We thank God that she came back alive, but which lesson has that one taught her. Where are stella and mariam now – those first ladies of yesterday. Patience, you need to be wise! For you to have come back alive after 7 day of comatose, then you need to distance yourself from this mess called politics, at least you have a saloon.

  • Ayemi

    I could see that none of you have told this lady the truth that she needs to know. We thank God that she came back alive, but which lesson has that one taught her. Where are stella and mariam now – those first ladies of yesterday. Patience, you need to be wise! For you to have come back alive after 7 day of comatose, then you need to distance yourself from this mess called politics, at least you have a saloon.