Who would you pick For 2015? Comparism Between First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan And Aisha BuhariAs the incumbent president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and the APC presidential candidate Gen. Mohammadu Buhari(retd.) begin their campaign ahead of the 2015 election, the candidates’ wives have the same role: energise the base and humanise their husbands.
DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN
Dame Patience Faka Jonathan was born 1957 into a respectable Christian family of Chief Lazarus Iwari-Oba in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. South South Nigeria. She is the current First Lady of Nigeria and a permanent secretary in her Bayelsa state. She is married to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Azikiwe Ebele Jonathan.
Dame Patience Jonathan earned her school certificate in 1976, and passed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 1980. In 1989, she obtained the National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Biology from the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt. She then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt and studied Biology and Psychology.
Patience Jonathan started her career as a teacher at the Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt and latter administrator at Sports Institute Isake. From there She moved to the banking sector in 1997, where she established the first community bank in Port Harcourt called the Akpo Community Bank. She served as Marketing Manager of Imiete Community Bank. She returned to the classroom briefly again as teacher. Eventually she was transferred to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, where she served until 29 May 1999 when her husband became the Deputy Governor of the state. On 12 July 2012, she became a permanent secretary in Bayelsa state. She and her husband have two children.
Hajia Aisha Buhari was born in Adamawa state on the 17th of February 1971. In orderwards She is 44 years old this year 2015. She hails from the family of the first Minister of defense , Hon. Mohammadu Ribadu. A thoroughbred Fulani woman, she is a granddaughter of the first Ciroma of Adamawa. A woman with a royal pedigree, Aisha Buhari was raised in the tradition of philanthropy which has been a guiding principle in both her private and public life.An alumna of the Ahmadu Bello University where she studied a Bachelors in Public Administration, her quest for for more education took her into the field of Physiotherapy and Beauty Therapy.She is a graduate of International Affairs and Strategic Planning. She is also an alumna of the famous Carlton Institute of London and the Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France where she earned post-graduate diploma in Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy. A philanthropist,she has encouraged and supported her husband, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari in politics and private enterprise. Her marriage is blessed with successful children.
See Video of her recent speech below:
Who would you pick?