How Did Patience Jonathan Accumulated $35Million In A Poor Country Like Nigeria – Ex-US Ambassador

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Oct 8, 2017 – How Can Patience Jonathan Managed To Accumulate $35Million In A Poor Country Like Nigeria – Ex-US Ambassador John Campbell Asks

Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has described former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, as being arrogant and flamboyant when she was Nigeria’s first lady.

In a piece he wrote on Friday, ‘Nigerian President Buhari’s Sisyphean Efforts’, and posted on Council on Foreign Relations’ website, Campbell also wondered how Jonathan’s wife became wealthy having spent most of her life as a civil servant.

The ex-US envoy stated, “Patience Jonathan as the first lady was flamboyant, arrogant, and widely disliked. She has yet to be convicted of a crime. However, it is curious how a person who spent most of her career in public service could accumulate an acknowledged $35 million in a poor country.”

Speaking on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight, Campbell said, “There is pushback against President Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, especially among the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Some claim that Buhari is using the EFCC to go after his political enemies. In the predominately Christian parts of the country, there are also murmurs that the anti-corruption campaign is part of a Muslim effort against Christians.

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14 thoughts on “How Did Patience Jonathan Accumulated $35Million In A Poor Country Like Nigeria – Ex-US Ambassador

  1. This is Africa for you, we want to politicize or cry foul for any agenda in every situation. Really how can one person accumulate much wealth in a small country. Someone who was a civil servant. Oh African it is sad people are suffering, and those blind folded greedy ones will rant against the party in place calling for witch hunt, when can and will we stop our greedy

    • I the reports about that woman are true and correct, she should be stripped of the seemingly ill-gotten wealth and sent to jail. Even so, the same slackness happens in America and elsewhere, whether we believe it or not. Which American business people benefitted from the war in Iraq, and have you heard of the swindling of $250,000,000 in Quebec, Canada, a few years ago? Africa and the rest of the world are mired in corruption.

  2. Doesn’t dis man sabi dat stealing no be corruption for the woman and her husband dictionary, even wen dem be Governor of Bayelsa state.
    Aso Rock for no get gate anymore if to say time dey.

  3. That’s the more reason Africa will remain backwards for decades when we cannot convict thieves that from the treasury with overwhelming evidence but eager to sentenced a poor man for stealing meager amount.Yribal sentiments is our problem and our pen robbers leaders using ethnicity and religion to divide us.

  4. CAN is playing enemy’s role in fight against corruption & unity of Nigeria Buhari will surely put them in order if he’s going to have second tenure bcux must of their cases must take time be for they can be jailed. I remain 100% with my President.

  5. Is it America crying foul, all this money we are talking about if one will see it it’s in DOLLARS.

    Halliburton as a company did it well in Nigeria to save the masses, how many trillions of DOLLARS did they America and Halliburton steal from this “POOR» country call Nigeria.

    LISTEN Mr. Ex – ambassador if this is a campaign for Buhari 2019 you have failed, WE are wise now so put your mouth in your pocket and let us do this restructuring on OUR own and get it right this time without you people interfering.

    ONE NIGERIA ✊🏾

    • The ex-ambassador is correct. The lady should be forced to reveal the source of her wealth, which probably resulted from her stocks and bonds. EVEN SO, THE AMBASSADOR SHOULD BE BRIGHT AND HONEST ENOUGH TO DECLARE THAT THE GREATEST ACT OF CORRUPTION IN EXISTENCE IS THE MILKING OF THE WEALTH OF CONTINENTAL AFRICAN, AND AFRICANS HAVING TO USE PAPER–PRINTED IN AMERICA–AS MONEY. WHY DO AFRICANS HAVE TO USE AMERICAN PRINTED PAPER IN EXCHANGE OF GOODS AND SERVICES?

  6. I am completely disheartened by the begging mentality of the Nigerians. This is because the leaders and the politicians are corrupt. The begging mentality starts from the arrival terminal at the airport where you see the officers asking you for money. Corruption is very high in Nigeria and many people believe that it is already our system. This is very bad. Buhari with Military background did not do anything.

  7. Nigeria is not a poor country but full of stupid,self centered and clueless leaders….both past and present.

  8. CAMPBELL OR WHAT EVER YOU CALL YOURSELF, HOW DARE YOU CALL NIGERIA A POOR COUNTRY…NIGERIA HAS WHAT AMERICA WILL NEVER HAVE TILL THE WORLD FADES..ITS JUST THE LEADERS THAT MAKE IT LOOK LIKE WHAT IT.. NIGERIA IS NOT A POOR COUNTRY, NIGERIA IS A RICH COUNTRY, WORRY ABOUT THE MADNESS GOING ON IN AMERICA AND LEAVE NIGERIA WITH THEIR PROBLEM, YOU CANNOT HELP HER WHY MEDDLE IN THE PROBLEM, WE KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MADE THROUGH BRIBES WHEN YOU WAS THE WORKED HERE IN NIGERIA AS POLCOUNS IN LAGOS(1988-1990), SO PLEASE BE QUIET AND GO TO SLEEP.

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