Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal how former First Lady, Patience Jonathan rained downed abuses of him for allegedly plotting to remove her husband from power in 2012.
Tambuwal’s story is contained in ‘Against the Run of Play’, a new book authored by THIS DAY journalist, Olusegun Adeniyi.
Adeniyi wrote, “The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was at the wheel of driving himself to a friend’s house on an April night in 2012 when his mobile phone rang.” According to Tambuwal, having Known who was on the other end of the line, he picked up the call but the “greetings were not warm, an indication that all was not well.”
“On the line this time was an unmistakable voice,” he said.
In the book, Tambuwal quoted Patience Jonathan as telling him, “You this Hausa boy… you want to bring down the government of my husband; you want to disgrace him out of power? Una no fit! God no go allow you.”
“Asked whether he said anything in reply while the vituperation lasted, Tambuwal said, ‘What do you want me to say to the wife of the President? I just kept quiet and allowed her to vent her anger on me.
“After a while she paused and I asked, ‘Are you done MA? Thank you very much’ and I dropped the call,” Tambuwal said.