Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has said former First Lady, Patience Jonathan accused him of plotting to remove her husband from power in 2012.
Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives disclosed in a book written by the Chairman ThisDay Board of Editors, Olusegun Adeniyi.
Tambuwal told Adeniyi that the former First Lady accused him of nursing an agenda against the then Jonathan’s government.
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.”
Adeniyi narrated that the woman handed over the phone to Patience Jonathan.
“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.”
Tambuwal also said he didn’t reply the former first lady.
“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.