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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Read Dele Momodu's open letter to Nigeria's First Lady

Pendulum by Dele Momodu, published on today's Thisday Newspaper. Read below...
Your Excellency please let me start by emphasising the fact that this is my very first letter to you since destiny elevated you and your husband to the highest positions in Nigeria. It may be the last before your tenure expires on May 29, 2015, and another begins with you or someone else in the saddle. Despite all the controversies engulfing you and your husband, I had resisted the temptation of writing you in the past for several, if not many, reasons. Kindly permit me to expatiate a bit.

I’m a great admirer of strong, confident and energetic women who cannot be bullied by the galaxy of male chauvinists that litter the political landscape of Africa. As someone who was brought up by my amazing mum, Omo Arotiwebiojo, an unlettered woman and petty trader, I knew what it took to survive in a particularly difficult terrain. Indeed, whilst some have impugned you for your so-called lack of command of the English language, I have remained partial to you because, like most of us, English is not your first language, and your contributions have enriched our home-grown lexicon! I can therefore imagine what you and our dear beloved President must have gone through together, in thunder, lightning, rain and sunshine. The hurly-burly of life must have thrown you hither and thither when there was no one else around to share in your secret pain and anguish. But it must have pleased God in His infinite mercy to raise you and your husband up, like Jesus did to a dead Lazarus, as original examples of uncommon transformation.
I must say, Ma, that I have a soft spot for you for other reasons. I was told on good authority that you were a more formidable politician and mobiliser of people and resources than your husband. A few of your friends often regale how you have been a solid pillar and a rock of Gibraltar behind the love of your life, Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan. It is said that you’re willing to sacrifice your all for his sake and he has also reciprocated by according you humongous respect and granting you such vast powers that make onlookers see you as a de facto President in your own right. To God be the glory.
I vividly recollect your relationship with the former First Lady, Hajia Turai Yar’Adua. You gave her tremendous respect and your taciturnity was legendary. Not much was heard from you at that time and not many, except probably Bayelsans, ever suspected that you had so much buried inside your heart and that you were only waiting for the opportune time to vomit them. Even in the days of tribulations when the cabal held sway and grabbed our nation by the jugular, you and your husband handled the volatile situation with maturity and remarkable equanimity. Some of us were ready to fight your battle, and risked our lives, because we saw you as the underdogs who must be rescued from the fangs of the political hyenas. We were further emboldened by the facts of your husband’s man-in-the-street story, a fairy-tale of sorts about a man from the Otuoke manger who had no shoes. We were not just titillated but fascinated by such flashes of inspiration.
Against all odds, your husband became the substantive President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria after the demise of President Yar’Adua. Nigerians were happy about the smooth transition of power and they even boasted that for the first time we had not just another graduate but a PhD holder as President. Sooner than later, as time sped by, it was time for your husband to run his own race. Nigerians from all walks of life queued behind him and he won without much ado. The goodwill he garnered was awesomely massive and the people were very expectant about the “fresh air” promised by him. Of course, to whom much is given, much is expected.
It is nearly four years since that momentous occasion and it is time for a re-examination and re-election. But what should have been a simple walk-over for your sweetheart seems to have developed k-leg. While your husband and those close to him would want us to believe he is Nigeria’s best President ever, many Nigerians feel he has under-performed and would want to try someone else. I have seen you and your husband waka up and down this nation campaigning like no man’s business. Many have likened the exercise to a student engaging in last minute agberu (memorising) after failing to do so all along.  This is the crux of my epistle to you today.
I have read and heard so much about you as a very powerful First Lady. I know that when you are at that level, not many people can tell you the gospel truth. No one wants to offend those in power. But I have decided to tell you the bitter reality once and for all. I’m not writing out of any malice, since none can exist between us. But for the sake of posterity, which I know beckons as always; the fact must be told to you. The summary of what I’m about to say is that you and your husband have frittered away most of your goodwill. Had you retained your humility in power, may be you could have avoided this commotion and conundrum of trying to achieve in two months what you couldn’t in about five years. You would probably have avoided the tragedy of trying to manipulate the electoral process, buying more time and doing a catch-up on lost grounds.
If the actuality must be told Ma, the whole trouble started the day you publicly ridiculed the Governor of your home state. It was reported that you yanked a microphone out of his hands and lambasted him like a recalcitrant school boy. In order not to cause mayhem right there, the Governor was said to have left you to your tantrums and went home quietly like a penitent student. That day, you sowed the seed of discord that would later germinate and snowball into a consuming fire. Though the Governor and your husband like true gentlemen chose to carry on their damaged relationship as if all was well, but the worst was on the way.
The battle for the soul and control of your state would later spread to Abuja where your husband began to see the Governor as an enemy who must be cut down to size. In the process of trying to achieve that dream, more Governors joined the fray and in a jiffy, the centre could no longer hold. I do not want to go into some obvious details as I’m sure you know about the intrigues of power more than me. But I must give one more example of how you laid the foundation for today’s grand alliance against your husband.
Let me put it this way. Never in the history of Nigeria have I read of a First Lady responding to criticisms in the frontal manner you attacked Professor Wole Soyinka over an issue that you could easily have ignored. That singular act of unrestrained combativeness was one of your worst public relations gaffes. Wole Soyinka is one of those global icons that you can’t take on and win. If for nothing, here was a man who at about 76 years of age trekked under the scorching sun of Abuja to defend the rights of your husband when many of the acolytes around you today were nowhere to be found. You were not supposed to repay such selfless gestures with verbal blows. That was when you finally lost me and I’m sure many others.
Let me remind you that virtually all Nigerian leaders have been disparaged at one time or the other. It is one of the heavy prices to pay in compensation for the privileges of leadership. Just imagine how much some of us attacked President Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, General Sani Abacha and others over the June 12 crisis. None of their wives ever hit back at the critics no matter the degree of provocation. In fact, they acted perfectly normal and even tried to build bridges of friendship instead of bombing the castle. I remember with fond memories, Dr (Mrs) Maryam Ndidi Babangida, who remained graceful to the very end. Mrs Maryam Abacha endured the most blistering attacks against her husband in life and death. She has since reconciled with many of her husband’s vociferous enemies. Hajia Turai Yar’Adua was subjected to virulent criticism by many, and I confess I was one of her knockers in the dying throes of the cabal, but she wisely kept her own counsel and declined to join issues with anyone. When it dawn on her that the battle was lost and won, she packed her baggage out of Aso Rock without as much as a whimper.
If Justice Fati Abubakar was a selfish woman and a poor adviser to her husband, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, she would have insisted that they should not quit power within the one year he promised to hand over to a democratically-elected President. That government had more than enough resources to buy the ubiquitous array of mercenaries but General Abubakar chose to go in peace and not in pieces. It was such a rarity in Africa and till this day the General is still enjoying a standing ovation for his vision.
I must also mention specifically Mrs Stella Obasanjo, whose husband has always had a running battle with the media and yet she maintained steady media frenzy in her own kingdom. She was everyone’s friend and continues to be fondly remembered even in death. I recollect one occasion when we travelled to Beverley Hills, USA, with her, and her simplicity just wowed everyone. She made sure we jumped in the cars and buses and headed out to a night club owned by Don Cornelius. She was so down to earth. On her last trip to Ghana before her unfortunate death, I had gone to pay her a visit at M-Plaza hotel where she and President Obasanjo stayed. Despite my frosty relationship with her husband, we sat in one corner chatting away as the President attended to his own visitors. She never got involved in our endless battles with Baba. I have cited these examples to show that you and your husband are not alone in the barrage of criticisms and attacks. You must rise up way above such pedestal. But sadly, you have not been able to allow any comment pass you by, no matter how mundane.
I decided to write this open letter after the spate of vocal terror you deployed in the last few days against your husband’s opponents. In case some praise-singers told you lies that what you did was right, I wish to assure you that you’ve done almost irreparable damage to your husband’s presidential campaign. I will now proceed to paraphrase about three of those satanic verses that escaped from your tongue this week alone, but not in any particular order.
The first shocker was when you said before a crowd that those shouting the mantra of Change are not serious and that as a matter of fact they should be stoned anywhere they shout Change! I thought it was a joke until the video went viral. The next one was when you spoke dispassionately about how your husband should be praised and thanked for improving the welfare of the menacing Almajiri kids in Northern Nigeria but you then went astray by insensitively and inconsiderately saying that the Northerners are fond of bearing children with reckless abandon and throwing them on the streets to fend for themselves. You went further to say such things don’t happen in the part of Nigeria you come from. I think that wasn’t very nice or tactful.
The last straw for me was when you declared matter-of-factly that your husband’s main challenger, Major General Muhammadu Buhari should not be voted in because he is “brain dead”, according to you. That was extremely malevolent and sinister, to say the least. It is not an elegant language to be used by any lady not to mention the First Lady and certainly not about a former Head of State of the same country that you are governing and from whose citizens you are seeking a second term in office. However, I believe that this may have been an innocent quip. Whilst some may be willing to forgive such naivety, it is essential for you to quickly assure Nigerians that you meant no harm and that despite the ill-feeling and bitterness that politics and electioneering may engender you wish no evil to any man least of all your husband’s leading rival and contender. There is nothing wrong in admitting your mistake of commission or omission. It is actually a sign of strength.
In conclusion, I think you need to offer urgent apologies for those unguarded, unbecoming statements and try to be more circumspect in the future. One of your best appellations that I love most sincerely is that of Mama Peace. Please, don’t change it to Mama War …!
May God continue to bless you and yours.

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Anonymous said...

mr dele.. it's your own turmn now too abi.. all of you are the same joor








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E - Rella said...

Abeg lemme see road from all this drama and notice me. Pls visit rellaidiovo.blogspot.com

igwe Adaobi said...

Too long abeg
Summary pls!

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Nice piece. APC for life

Anonymous said...

Well said...

El-Toro...

Anonymous said...

Madam Shepopotemous will not Listen. she should Kontinu, come may 29, she will go back to Otueke.

NMaa said...

Mschewww! Rubbish letter. B free to write na democracy jona giv u. If na buhari na jail u wil end up. Letter writers union. Mschewwwwww.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abeg it is too long, an epistle. I couldn't read thru, so na their headache. Linda take note!

emike marian said...

Epistle indeed...Big ups mr momodu!!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abeg it is too long, an epistle. I couldn't read thru, so na their headache. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abeg it is too long, an epistle. I couldn't read thru, so na their headache. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

They've started again with open letters this year?







all nigerian guys should read this. Hehe

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abeg it is too long, an epistle. I couldn't read thru, so na their headache. Linda take note!

tolu adewunmi said...

Well that was a really really long letter,I almost didn't make it.ok sha,I hope she takes note

Anonymous said...

I just love this piece!

sexyolivia said...

Wow...odikwa risky, very long

olubukola bakare said...

Nice one.mama peace,u get problem,no be small

Anonymous said...

Did his lips die ? Eww vomits

A said...

Wel said Mr Dele,

A said...

Wel said Mr Dele,

Damolia De Best said...

We jst hope her PA Read the letter to her so she could render a proper apology ..

Mz_Fowoshere said...

Long but o mk sense. Let d truth b told. 1st l'dy my foot!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Just like the letter Reuben Abati wrote to her some years ago, before money changed hands.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Good talk,our dear first lady is so careless with words.

christie benjamin said...

Dele momodu I don't know you or have I heard of you but after reading this your write up....I strongly have some sort of respect for you......you speak the mind of many Nigerian that are living in silence. Thank you sir , how I wish the mama peace will take out take to read this. God bless you and b4 you trow tantrums to him pls make sure u read and understand his words.



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Alloy Chikezie said...

Well written. God bless this man for this. Please Mr dele come have a hug.

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mlog oghale said...

Dele Momodu is a clown who thinks his opinion matters, a nuisance, who doesn't stand for anything buh fights everything, he should shut his mouth up!

mirian godson said...

Nice

Ayo Ajayi said...

Well articulated! Politicking should transcend Hate Speeches. Unfortunately the 2 major Political Parties are culpable.

Nekky said...

D story is 2 long bikonu.....and I kno Apc has bribed 2 to u...

sisi events said...

Eissshhhhh. #rollingeyes #helpshimdropmicandflipperuvianhair #walksaway #nufsaid

Gbolahan Akinbode said...

Whaoooo nice word......i don't think mama peace will adjust d way she speak

femi emmanuel said...

I love dis man.... He's always av his ways wiyh words. Brilliant write up, unlike pathetic PDP symphatizers like ffk n fayose ranting here n there.

Anonymous said...

Very well written and on point...but what a waste of literature....if only she could read e for make sense...na pidgin translator go try tell am.

Dennis Power said...

Very well said, nice letter...

ado ali said...

Oga D. Momodu what do you want her to do now? Commit suicide? Abomination! Our First Lady would rather kill herself. But on a serious note let's be honest with ourselves, is Patience an ideal role model based on all the above facts and some more gross blunders?

SAMUEL WILLIAMS said...

Hmmmmm...2015 general elections will always be remembered in d history of Nigeria election


#Vote. Not. Fight.

tefe otobrise said...

well written,i also feel that the jonathans have lost a lot of the goodwill that they enjoyed in the previous election,sycophants around them won't allow them to see it.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Momodu, well said even though the letter is too lenghty but i had to read it to the end and i quite appreciate the fact that you never called her names but gave her candid advice. Your letter made a lot of sense to me and many Nigerians who will read it without bias. God bless our great country.....Itaman

Nekky said...

Wat abt d rubbish Gmb said during 2011 dat is gonna b a bloody election if he didn't win and he meant it by bringing boko haram now bcos of wat a woman said u av cum out 2 challenge her....stupid man if ur magazine isn't selling try sumtin else...smh

Anonymous said...

She doesn't know how to read. Writing in pidgin will be better

Anonymous said...

Very lovely,bt I ope Mama Peace Understands this English o!!!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely!bt I ope Mama Peace understands this English o!

oqwy said...

Dele should go and sleep abeg. Still trying so hard to stay relevant with his politically dead career. Where was he when Buhari was calling other parties contesting in the contest "mushroom parties"? What did he say when people were calling her husband "clueless"?

No one has a monopoly of abusing others. You get served with the plate you bring.

adewole tosade said...

dis woman is evil and can never apologize, she should just start packing her load

Olumide David said...

Nice piece ...he wrote this beautifully! God bless his heart. i hope mama peace wont bark this time around ....again

Endy said...

I agree with him but still GEJ till 2019

Endy said...

I agree with him but still GEJ till 2019

Endy said...

I agree with him but still GEJ till 2019

adewole tosade said...

dis woman is evil and can never apologize, she should just start packing her load

Endy said...

I agree with him but still GEJ till 2019

Grace n Truth said...

This shameless ovation man. Desperately seeking relevance. He celebrates all the ex dictators and think Nigetians will take him seriously. Abeg sharap Dele Momodu.

Ayolah Samuel said...

Very intelligent write up that has succeed in ridiculing mama war's by stating her big flaws,campaign for Buhari indirectly and has done so with so much maturity. Well done Mr dele.

Grace n Truth said...

See hustler Dele Momodu. It is like all the money he made advertising the parties of the ex dictators and their wives is no longer available so he is now looking for an appointment. Dele, there is no vacancy in Aso Rock.

Anonymous said...

please take it easy with your grammar on our first lady....

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Ayolah Samuel said...

Very intelligent write up that has succeed in ridiculing mama war's by stating her big flaws,campaign for Buhari indirectly and has done so with so much maturity. Well done Mr dele.

Ayolah Samuel said...

Very intelligent write up that has succeed in ridiculing mama war's by stating her big flaws,campaign for Buhari indirectly and has done so with so much maturity. Well done Mr dele.

chinenye glory said...

Well said

valushi said...

Wise council, if she has ears, let her hear.

Sugarsweet said...

In short, you have said it all....

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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I swear this grammers big for our first lady nw, guy yu for bring am down to her level nw......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

shedrack obinna said...

No time to read that long thing

Scholar Ibhagbe said...

This is a very good write up, I read every single word of it.

Bonita Bislam said...

Hahaha when the halliburly is done,when the war is won and lost,there we shall meet with mama peace and her husband in otueke

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

If only patience jonathan will read dis piece from beginning to end...she will learn alot.......Its not about who wrote d letter or did not...its about d truth in the letter......Mrs Jonathan should learn to control her speech....





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Ayolah Samuel said...

Very intelligent write up that has succeed in ridiculing mama war's by stating her big flaws,campaign for Buhari indirectly and has done so with so much maturity. Well done Mr dele.

Anonymous said...

Well said Uncle Dele,but are u sure she understands all these?

2.) Mama is surrounded by fool and A** Suckers so I expect they will encourage her to reply u and show her foolishness more.

3.) Mama is the 1 the wears the pant and hat and got Oga Jona to where saw the free beacons he is now bringing home.

I just pray she does not use her big mouth to cause war in this nation


El-Toro...

Anonymous said...

Nice piece Dele Momodu. You have spoken loud and clear. Onye nwere nti Ya nuru (he/she who has ear, let him/ her hear) Someone needed to tell our Akpa akpu (cassava bag) first lady to respect herself. Calling General Buhari "brain dead" is reprehensible and unconscionable and should be condemned by every well-meaning Nigeria. Nigeria is no longer for touts (Ndi Ocho passenger). Jonathan and his functional illiterate wife should be voted out of office because they have demonstrated their unfitness to occupy it. Just my ten cents opinion.

Anonymous said...

Nice write up...She has caused herself more harm than good..

Anonymous said...

Mama Peace don kolo...left alone with GEJ, he probably would have won a re-election but with the likes of Fayose, FFK and Omokri, and and Mama Peace speaking gibberish, Oga Jonah is going down faster than the speed of lightening!!! Bye bye

sandra uzor said...

Smh. U didn't write her a letter before election,all this is coming up bcos of campaign nd election ish. This is sth tht can't happen in USA,just talk about Obamas daughter u re in for it talk more of his wife.

Anonymous said...

Well said sir..well said indeed..omo aijobe ri,ti n wepo saya!

dolapo ojietohamen said...

Lol mama war?????lobatan

LGM said...

Nice write up

Anonymous said...

Dele, mama Peace go understand all these big big grammar wey you dey speak so?? You for kukuma write am for pidgin or simple layman's English language.

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu with bitter bile. What's the name of Dat your former yeye party again? U no wan contest again? It seems that Ovation magazine don't ve buyers anymore. Keep deceiving urself until 28 March. E go do u wam for eye

KIZITO~SANTIAGO said...

Nna eeh! Am tired of reading..

MISS E said...

Omg!!!!! Clearly he just won my heart. All point clearly made. Truth is really bitter. No one could have said this any better. Suck on it Mrs Jona. I most definitely stand for Change. #GMB #APC #Sai Buhari

Mikkyjanec said...

Nice piece.

Anonymous said...

Well said Dele, hope she will correct herself, even though it might be too late.

mabel said...

hmmmm some needs to say something that one is not too bad if note is going to be taking..

Smatt Biodun Azeez said...

Thank you sir.

Dayo Babalola said...

Well said!! Power without a Nations Confidence is Nothing! Power Attract the worst, and corrupt the best.....the only way to make the fool of power is to set it down!! Buhari for President!!!!!

MARY AUSTINE said...

Hmmmmm''' hmmmmm'' I applaud u Sir Dele '' nice piece' well crafted ' articulated and scripted '' my teacher will always say '' understanding a QUESTION ''' is a case half solved '' will all due respect to our president ''you failed your people '' both young -old -unborn ''' because history will ever detail more of ill works done by your administration than good ''' sometimes being the looser you win '' because u give room for peace ''..*a leader is a leader*...the grass is suffering 'crying. and asking for redemption

Anonymous said...

Nice letter Dele. But those big big Grammar is for who na? E be like say you no want make she read am at all. Everybody knows the first lady don't have one sense. I just pity her because all those women following her up&down would not tell her the truth, so she don't get pissed at them. When she leaves aso-rock Ehn! No soul go follow am dey shine teeth again. Boredom awaits her in future, pikin she no kukuma born. The funny part is when she calls all those women her daughters. Before she read this one she would need a pidgin interpreter if not her brain go catch fire. Lol. Nonsense ugly Creature.

Ejim Nnadozie said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

nice one mr momodu, that woman should get ready to leave aso villa soon. we don't need uncultured people like that running our country.sai BUHARI

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu, if you actually wrote this letter for our 1st Lady, you would have written it in pidgin. I wouldn't blame her if she finds it offensive for you to write to her in a language that you know she doesn't fully comprehend.

Anonymous said...

Worst first lady ever. Ow dare this woman call buhari brain dead. Gej can even control his wife

Anonymous said...

well said!

T Lips said...

Well written I must say.

Gizzy Telure said...

bloody APC campaigner....dis letter is baseless

bramo Anagende said...

Sir well said n a standing ovation to the publisher of Ovation magazine.A well articulated letter spurn out of bonafide intentions with no hard feelings,a great orator I must confess n pray that likes of FFK and Fayose take a hint from Dele,they should learn to stop spitting out rubish in exchange for the truth but rather involve themselves in constructive discussions n arguements.Dele has said it all I read this letter with so much emotions 4 he constructed it in fine words.What kills us as a people is our selfish quest 4 wealth n power Dele as a citizen of this country who I know his sucess story has been that of sweat,pain n tears n as a successful man he has yet proven himself again,he has expressed d truth witout fear of d unknown.God bless u sir n may the words you have put pen to paper to publish pierce reason into the heart to whom it is addressed to Amen.

Emmanuel Nwafor said...

Riverine women dont joke with their spouses, despite their position. U dnt spite a man and expect his Riverine wife to swallow phlegm in the name of decorum. Maybe other tribes, but not the Ijaws.

Anonymous said...

You don't expect Patience to be too reserved like other first Ladies. In her case, she has a husband who is too gentle unlike IBB, ABACHA and OBJ you mentioned, so she needs to belike that to balance everything. Dele Momodu you shouldn't have written this letter now: This letter should have come when GEJ was referred as clueless. In all what she did is uncivilised and out of order but I am betting my 1 cent that you Dele will even do worse if you had been in their position. So you don't have the moral stand to judge. Therefore remove the log of wood in your eyes first.

Anonymous said...

how on planet earth is the first lady going to understand all the English in this letter.

JOHN ATTAH said...

I lack words to commend Dele for this thoughtful letter. The first Lady damaged her husband's career. I wish them the worst of luck come march 28th. #DumbWoman #DumbClan

Emmanuel Nwafor said...

Uncle Dele, the fact your wife doesnt stand up for you doesnt mean another man's wife cant stand up for him. There are WOMEN and there are women.

Lamina Oluwatosin said...

God Bless Dele Momodu.... and I say Rabil Zidnil ilman( meaning) May Almighty Allah increase you in wisdom.... you are evergreen. Good character is half of faith....

Anonymous said...

mr Dele Momodu we have seen you, e be like say na only u get Television for house, pls stop comparing our First lady with the past first ladies, remember in our constitution wat we call freedom of speech, have u forgotten all d insults she hs bn recieving on her use of English, did she quarrel with anyone?all dese ur write up hv shown how shallow minded u re, Mr seeking for Notice,, better respect urself. adviser

ym said...

Great Piece...actually i also notice that the president have no got much control over his wife aswell.

Anonymous said...

BIG FISH said......well said Mr Momodu, first lady pls take note

irabo bobby fera favor said...

Please help us tell her! I pledge to Nigeria my country to vote Buhari and Osinbajo on 28 of march, to be gentle, loyal on election day, to say NO to GEJ again with all my strength, to protect my PVC and uphold no violence and trouble.. So help me God..
Forward this to ur frnds if u love Nigeria ur country, enough is enough PDP and GEJ corrupt Government must go. #ihavedecided to vote for #change#

adie jacob said...

I totally agree wiv him on this..dou I'll vote for @gej but d first lady seems to be doing more harm than good to @gej...even our 10kobo celebs get critised, d president is opened to criticism that's d biuty or democracy

Anonymous said...

great advice if she will understand.

TENYHOLA BADOOLINA said...

Dele Momodu deserves a thunderous round of applause 4 dis brilliant write-up... Waiting "mama peace" reply...
(MadamLinda"choppincomments"Ikeji)

Ela Oma said...

Well said dele, I like ur letter God bless you for writing this

Anonymous said...

gbagaun! @mama war.... DM hav spoken d bitter truth... @mama peace u go sturborn 4jona himsef...tout u.

succy said...

Nice one

Ela Oma said...

Well said dele, God bless you.

Williams Newton said...

Nice write up frm Dele momodu. He had said nothing bur d trueth. I hope patience jonathan cn learn frm dis n desist frm such manners n also make amends as soon as posible.

Chisom Ike said...

Loving dis one ooooooo,hit the nail at d head!God bless u sir

Chisom Ike said...

Loving dis one ooooooo,hit the nail at d head!God bless u sir

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu should shut up for life. Funny how it is okay to yab the woman but it is bad when the woman replies. Face your family. I laugh out loud whenever i remember you once nurtured the ambition of becoming the president. Nigeria don suffer!

keeping it real said...

there is an issue of gender quality not inequality.If she needs to appologize then buhari and Obasanjo who bent on insulting anyone have lots of apology to do most especially Buhari who is yet to tell Nigerians he is sorry about his 2011 election statements which the northern states are still suffering from till today

Williams Newton said...

Nice write up frm Dele momodu. He had said nothing bur d trueth. I hope patience jonathan cn learn frm dis n desist frm such manners n also make amends as soon as posible.

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu should shut up for life. Funny how it is okay to yab the woman but it is bad when the woman replies. Face your family. I laugh out loud whenever i remember you once nurtured the ambition of becoming the president. Nigeria don suffer!

Williams Newton said...

Nice write up frm Dele momodu. He had said nothing bur d trueth. I hope patience jonathan cn learn frm dis n desist frm such manners n also make amends as soon as posible.

apostleofdemocracy said...

You have certainly captured the thoughts of many Nigerians who have been watched with agony the debacle called campaign going on in Nigeria. I have read Mrs Jonathan's profile and she is a post graduate degree holder. How on earth can she descend so low!
Anyway, count down to the dawn of a new Era in Nigeria.... 21 more days to crown the chosen one GMB

Anonymous said...

and his point fr all thz is....???mtcheeeeeewwwww
aittyfinest xyz

Anonymous said...

Madam Ignore this man ,na foot leeker..

I LOVE RICHARD NNADI aka DUKESOFSPADES said...

Who is d writer again....I love this. That's what happens when a tout is a First Lady n a dunce her husband.

Anonymous said...

You have certainly captured the thoughts of many Nigerians who have been watched with agony the debacle called campaign going on in Nigeria. I have read Mrs Jonathan's profile and she is a post graduate degree holder. How on earth can she descend so low!
Anyway, count down to the dawn of a new Era in Nigeria.... 21 more days to crown the chosen one GMB

Anonymous said...

So he's putting her on notice that her her unladylike behavior greatly contributed to her husband's unpopularity. There's a saying that goes "Well behaved women rarely make history." Maybe that's what Nigeria has in Mrs. Jonathan.

naijaboy said...

You have certainly captured the thoughts of many Nigerians who have been watched with agony the debacle called campaign going on in Nigeria. I have read Mrs Jonathan's profile and she is a post graduate degree holder. How on earth can she descend so low!
Anyway, count down to the dawn of a new Era in Nigeria.... 21 more days to crown the chosen one GMB

linda's protegee(I would rather be self made) said...

Well said sir!

Amaogechukwu said...

God bless you Bob Dee for this open letter. I was embarrassed when I saw the video and to think some people found it funny. Please first lady you have to apologise publicly.

Frank Onyebuchi said...

Dele Momodu, I stand with you in this factual and sincere advice to mama peace.

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Yeeeee, these r insults full of respect, polite insults of life. I op she read n act as u v said sir n thank u 4 all d advices dat u v given r, God bless u sir

Agbede said...

Good talk!!!

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Yeeeee, these r insults full of respect, polite insults of life. I op she read n act as u v said sir n thank u 4 all d advices dat u v given r, God bless u sir

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Yeeeee, these r insults full of respect, polite insults of life. I op she read n act as u v said sir n thank u 4 all d advices dat u v given r, God bless u sir

Anonymous said...

Nice piece.... Sadly she can't read so i say its a waste of 2 pages of A4 paper

tsalz c.e.o said...

so whts d moral of tis long letter?

White Presh said...

Oh Mine!! Read this from the Beginning to the End.
learnt a lot for myself. He left no stone Unturned

General Sniper said...

Fact anyway. Dis is a polite insult I hope she get it

Zaid Danmusa said...

Words well said....CHANGE!!!

#myopinioncounts# said...

Very well said Dele Momodu. The truth must be told and you have rightfully said it. KUDOS

Zaid Danmusa said...

Words well said....CHANGE!!!

ranagbado said...

Well written and well laid. Dame Patience should be absolutely silent on issues.

carina jacob said...

Jona has to elaborate for her to understand.

Bibian Obunse said...

Hmmmm...well said sir,I hope she takes the advice/msg in good faith o!

kingsley eze said...

i wouldn't have said it any better. Make correction mama peace.

ary said...

Food for thought for Madam first lady.

shugakrim said...

Great advice. No need for all dese mama Peace.

Ukay said...

Thank you Dele. Someone seriously had to call this woman to order. She's out of control. No decorum and she's classless. She needs to take classes

Anonymous said...

I love this, very matured, not insulting but truthful message to mama war.

Anonymous said...

A case of ill preparation for leadership.I always laugh when pple say getting to power is luck.It is but it take a lot of preparation to lead well and sustain leadership.sowi mama pieces

Ms Air said...

She sure is one with lots of drama!!! Mama Peace.

CELEB said...

On point!

Anonymous said...

Crying* He said it all...I for one think the presidency should restrict the First Lady from political campaigns,for she wasn't elected or running for an office,she would ruin Nigeria's reputation before we know it...I wonder how the president survived such wife,too obvious she runs the house.even the president is scared of her.she go don use juju scatter that man brain :(

Anonymous said...

So basically on one hand he commends her for being a strong woman and on the other hand tells her to keep quiet and not get in the affairs of men like her predecessors.Lol. Classic "whipping and petting". I dont agree with how she doesn't know how to control her emotions but mr. Momudu, as much as you tried your chauvinism still seeped through!

Ify Onwuka said...

Aptly and concisely put.

Anonymous said...

A case of ill preparation for leadership.I always laugh when pple say getting to power is luck.It is but it take a lot of preparation to lead well and sustain leadership.sowi mama pieces

Anonymous said...

Mr Dele, ride on! Your article is fully supported by me, myself and i.

Cedar Chinwuba said...

Dele. She won't understand. U would have written this in broken English.

Anonymous said...

Very Apt

Anonymous said...

There you failed in your write up because in the days of obasanjo, babangida, abacha etc no one had the audacity to come out openly (especially on social media) to throw insults on either the president or the first lady. This dispensation gives everyone freedom but you failed to acknowledge that. What about political killings that were prevalent in the days before GEJ. All uee that think u know grammar should learn to think, use your brain before vomiting rubbish for Linda (the #1 APC fan) to post. I bet all of u that we are all going back to the days of doom if we jettison GEJ. Just mark my words

Ify Onwuka said...

Aptly and concisely put

Anonymous said...

BROKE VENDOR

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu you have spoken leave her alone don't pleaded for her both of them will soon end up like Gbagbo ordinary stark illiterate.

CHRISTOPHER FORTUNE said...

Wonderful write up...

Anonymous said...

is this an open letter,an epistle or a campaign strategy? Whatever APC...POWER!! PDP....CHANGE LOL

charles ems said...

A nice well written piece! Thumbs up Dele! #march4buhari!

Adeagbo Kabir said...

Nice talk. A word is enough for the wise

RareSpecie Z said...

Word Dele. WORD. I am all out 4 any Objective Analysis

Goaldyn Boy said...

I agree that Patience needs to bridle the way she talks and address people; but coming from Dele Momodu, an acute APC man and at this point in time shows the motive of this letter! Why didn't Dele Momodu write directly to Patience but chose to publish it in order to score cheap political point for his party, APC?! And trying to paint Amaechi as saint is unacceptable!!!

Anonymous said...

True Talk

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Wow!
Dele Momodu! Dele Momodu!! Dele Momodu!!!
U spoke well and u hit d nail on d head wit dis great words of urs which I love so much "I must say, Ma, that I have a soft spot for you for other reasons."

God bless u abundantly for not just respecting her office but her person. Thumbs up 2u and I see u going places mostly becoming Nigeria President in d near future.

Anonymous said...

Would patience..alias mama peace be able to read this your letter with big big grammar? You for write am for pidgin

Gafar Issa said...

The jonathanian will never agree that mama war is very very wrong...just because gej put azikiwe in his name,they believe he's their president....

TJ said...

To be honest , this is the bitter truth . but shit happens

Doyinsola Kel said...

Election pls come and go oooo

Anonymous said...

Ndaa patien is the worst first lady ,she is so lousy and unfortunately for Nigerians,her husband is scared of her!

babatee said...

half bake bread isn't good @ all, I'm nt sure any body is assign to write her speech. Otherwise the person that write such speech 4 mama peace should be hang.

Oladipupo Osofowora said...

Can She decipher all these?... OBSEQUIOUS

tochukwu okoli said...

Wonderful man! Well said! He dint insult her at all. If na me, I for throw in one big insult. The woman dey vex me these days.... Anyway, na money and power miss road

swt b said...

bita truth.

Bamidee said...

hmmmm!!! mama Peace please swallow the bitter pills and apologize where you have erred.

Anonymous said...

Bravo. CHANGE IS WHAT WE NEED, NOT WAR OR ANY FORM OF CONDEMNATION.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly written

Anonymous said...

Am surprised that PDPCO or whoever is the campaign manager didn't come out to downplay whatever mama peace or mama war said and offer apology. She just ended what chance her husband has of getting reelected.

Anonymous said...

Patience Jonathan is crude and unrefined. I feel sorry for her husband.

Anonymous said...

dele mumudu u r a foool go and advice ur apc god father tinubu

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu is a bloody coward. You should be addressing the issue of Lagos biggest landlord and stop acting like you are a saint who should be listened to.
You once criticized Buhari in the past but now you are singing a different song just because you are part of the propaganda to hoist a retired dictator on Nigerians by your paymaster Tinubu Lagos biggest landlord. You guys can't fool Nigerians anymore, I stand to challenge you anywhere. Shut up and Stop playing your stupid Yoruba politics!

Anonymous said...

This man got only one vote in his area when he contested for the post of president. Egbon Dele you have no moral justification to write this letter. Hang in there with your principal. You have no electoral value so I understand your desperation to express your opinion.

Anonymous said...

I read it to the end, RESPECT for dele momodu. Mama p ur cup don full

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladys..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong, you bastards have said worse about only her and her husbands...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!

Amaka Boniface said...

Like seriously our first Lady is just 2 forward, she shuld take a chill pill, she talks 2much buh no b her fault, wife wen dey misbehave neva get husband wen go handle am, I am in support of PDP ruling buh not this disrespectful act of d first lady, its becomin 2much. Nice words Oga Dele

Baconyx Chris said...

Hmmm! I took my time to read the whole length of this open letter, and I must say, Dele Momodu is a seasoned and matured Journalist with a tint of Professionalism. Indeed, he spoke the truth, even if I support GEJ, the tantrums of our first lady isn't awe-inspiring but grossly disparaging. It was a letter for posterity indeed and I pray our dear first lady obliges and do the needful. Nice one

Anonymous said...

Much respect for this man...this is about the best letter I have read since this whole pre-election saga

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladies..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong as regards her utternaces. you bastards have said worse about her and hers...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you and Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!#bobochicago&the40thieves

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladies..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong as regards her utternaces. you bastards have said worse about her and hers...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you and Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!#bobochicago&the40thieves

Anonymous said...

what do u espect frm a dead man who sudenly got a job wit d most corupt human bein on earth tinubu

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladies..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong as regards her utternaces. you bastards have said worse about her and hers...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you and Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!#bobochicago&the40thieves

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladies..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong as regards her utternaces. you bastards have said worse about her and hers...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you and Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!#bobochicago&the40thieves

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladies..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong as regards her utternaces. you bastards have said worse about her and hers...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you and Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!#bobochicago&the40thieves

Anonymous said...

You this APC buffon, Mrs patience ain't a coward like other first ladies..so take your baloon face of our faces!!!!So far i'm yet to see or hear anything wrong as regards her utternaces. you bastards have said worse about her and hers...This is just the beginining you buffon, we w'll frustrate you and Apc thieves out of NIgeria!!!!!#bobochicago&the40thieves

slimm said...

Too longged..no tym for reading

Anonymous said...

Dele just itemized Mama peace inappropriate comments which is wrong but failed to tell us about his own. No one is perfect expecially making accidental/soon to regret comments. If Dele will write to Yaradua about all the evil he said, we will believe he is not hating or tell Obasanjo that enough is enough. If this woman is Dele momodu tribe, all these uncalled utterances will be supported. Dele momodu and all the politician in Nigeria are our problem.

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