Retired female civil servants in Borno State have launched a scathing attack at the first lady, Patience Jonathan, over her broadsides on former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, and her comments regarding the violence in northern Nigeria.

The women, under the Forum for Retired Female Civil Servants in Borno State, particularly expressed outrage over Mrs. Jonathan’s repeated attacks on Mr. Buhari, who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Goodluck Jonathan’s major challenger. The women pointed at Mrs. Jonathan’s description of Mr. Buhari, 72, as a “brain-dead” old man. The women said Mrs. Jonathan has no reason taunting the former general as she could be older, if she wears no make-up. “Patience Jonathan is saying that Buhari is an
old man and recently they stoned the convoy of
Buhari’s wife. If Buhari is old, I believe that
Patient Jonathan is not any younger than Buhari
to say the fact because as a woman, we know
how women hide their age behind make ups to look younger, therefore, we are saying enough is
enough,” said Aishatu Ngulde, who spoke on
behalf of the Forum.

The women said they decided to speak out because they had become irritated by the personality attacks by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.