Jonathan hopeful of a female president in Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed the hope of a woman becoming Nigeria’s president in his life time.

Mr. Jonathan, who said this at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi, noted that women in the country are intelligent and hard working.

He insisted that women should be encouraged to participate in governance, especially politics.

“My hope is that a female will one day occupy the position of the president of this country.

“I will also like to see Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves in their various field make more global impact,” he said.

Mr. Jonathan, who commended women for supporting PDP, solicited their support by voting for him in the Feb. 14 presidential poll.

Similarly, the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, who addressed women at the campaign, urged them to vote for the president as “one of their own”.

“Nigerian women, you cannot exchange your own for another.

“You must belong to a place or group where you are accorded full recognition.

“And PDP is that place; we have no other party,” she said.



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  • amazing2012

    …….we already have, Madam Ebele Jonathan Goodluck !!

    • Titi

      and also President Patience, Diezeni and Ngo baby

      • Otile

        You people are showing us in no uncertain terms the hatred you have for our people. Why all these ridicule at the mere mention of a woman president? You all know that the North will always oppose the idea.

  • Chris1408

    Maybe they should replace his candidacy with Patience.

    • Yusuf

      If he wins in 2014 nothing will stop patience from 2019 unless he choses to go for fourth term

  • Otile

    Moslems will resist the idea. They can’t even allow Miss Universe to hold in Nigeria how much more accepting a woman president. There’s not much difference between Northern Nigeria and Somalia.

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  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    Start with a female gubernatorial candidate in the PDP. Out of the current 36 candidates for the governorship poll under the PDP none is a female. Talk is cheap!

  • Mosaku 147

    Lady Hippo as president of Nigeria would have performed better than dumbo. I wonder why she didn’t buy the nomination form. yeye man dey yan opata.

  • Yusuf

    Let us hope for a Nigeria first

  • alimi

    Why not, after all women are better than you.

  • tundemash

    liar !
    How come PDP frustrated the woman Presidential contestant from collecting the Presidential applicatio form to contest against Dumbo at the primaries ?????

    • Otile

      You know very well that there are Muslims in PDP too. Do you think Muslims in PDP of Islamic APC for that matter will give a woman a change now?

    • sanky

      Sounds like double-speak to me then

  • tundemash

    Adekoya Boladale is right on the money and Dumbo keeps proving him right each time he speaks.

    From available facts, President Jonathan seems to be suffering from cerebral leukemia- a blockage of the flow of reality to the brain, creating a delusional image of popularity and acceptability, hence decisions are irrationally taking without recourse to pragmatic events. cr.Adekoya Boladale

  • David Adeniran

    “Jonathan hopeful of a female president in Nigeria.”
    Don’t we have that already? Is it not Madam Patience Jonathan that is heading the present Federal Government?

  • Stomach Infrastructure

    Madam Umblela For President!

  • abdurrazaq

    We already have one from 2009, when Yaradua died. She is always in trousers and a bowler hat.

  • Comfortkay

    What a statement , how many women are in the government as Minister?,how many women are Ambassadors of Nigeria, How many women are head of government agencies in Nigeria? That is where we need to start else they will say we don’t know her.

  • MI

    already leaving with three……..