The wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday visited her hometown, Okrika, in Rivers State.
Jonathan’s visit is the first since the March 28 Presidential election, in which her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, conceded defeat to the President-elect, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Patience, who expressed surprise at the large turnout of people, thanked them for their love and support.
She described their warm welcome as a demonstration of their love and affection for her.
Mrs. Jonathan also thanked them for their prayers, support and belief in her husband’s leadership.
Some of the people, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, said they were proud of the President’s wife.
One of them, Mrs. Remi Kuku, said Nigerian women had never had it so good until Mrs. Jonathan came on board.
“History will be kind to her, no matter what anyone or group says about her; she is a goal-getter and I wish her well,’’ Kuku said.
Also, Mr. James Bright said Mrs. Jonathan had contributed to the socio-economic development of Okrika people.