“He Was Tall, Dark And Handsome’ – Patience Jonathan Reveals How She Fell In Love With The President


Romance in Aso Rock!

Our first Lady Dame Patience Jonathan has revealed some details on how she met her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan and maintained their 21-year marriage.

When asked in an interview with City People, on how they met, she said it was while she was a student at Rivers state College of Education where she was pursuing her Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and B.Ed, and he was a lecturer at their Department of Biological Sciences.

Read excerpts from the interview below:

On the qualities that first attracted her to Goodluck Jonathan

“My first impression of him was of a tall, dark, handsome young man. I also found that he came from a good Christian home just like I did. His humble and gentle disposition caught my attention and most importantly, his intelligence.”On the secret to sustaining her 21-year marriage

“Both of us are from Christian homes and our complete trust is in Jesus Christ. We pray together as a family every morning. What keeps us together is that we are each others best friends and soul-mate. We discuss everything that comes up and advice each other accordingly. We depend on each other. We do not let the sun set on our grievances.”President Jonathan was also asked what attracted him to his wife and he said:

…Of his students, a young beautiful light-complexioned lady caught his (Goodluck) eyes. What further drew him to Patience then was that her native Okrika name Ebifaka, shortened as ‘Faka’ was same as that of his field assistant, Faka who usually brought him crab specimens from the riverine Okrika (in Rivers State) for his M.Sc. thesis. Patience’s physical attributes weren’t the only traits that endeared Jonathan to him. She was studious as a student and was conscientious in her academic work.

 Love in the villa. So sweet!

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