During the just concluded PDP Primaries in January of this year, PDP Presidential Aspirant, Sarah Jubril was the butt of many social media jokes on Facebook and Twitter. For many weeks, she was the toast of Nigeria’s top columnists, serving as a comical muse for several articles in Nigerian news dailies.
Only few columnists like Obododimma Oha of NEXT ran to her defence.
In his January 26th, 2011 column titled One woman, one vote, he wrote:
As some Nigerian women sit back and chuckle with laughter for the “comedian” Sarah Jubril who keeps coming out to contest presidential primaries and keeps failing badly, one wonders whether they care to reflect on the meaning of Sarah Jubril and what she is doing. Nigerian women laugh at themselves when they laugh at Sarah Jubril and her single vote.
Mrs. Jubril shares his sentiments. Speaking with journalists at the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday, Mrs. Sarah Jubril, said the “one vote” she recorded during the party’s presidential primary will continue to haunt Nigerian women.
According to Thisday, reflecting on the single vote recorded by her at the PDP presidential primary, she said: “That vote was of me, by me and for me. That vote has been seriously pricking the conscience of women, Nigerians, PDP Board of Trustees and the political class. I thank God for not allowing any other vote to cause confusion. I sympathise with the ignorance of the women which is till now affecting the conscience of women in Nigeria. Why are the womenfolk trying to use the media to call me serial contestant sarcastically? I have forgiven them. The political class should stop hijacking the conscience of Nigerian women who constitute the engine of the nation.”
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Nigerians are weighing in on her recent comment/candidacy on Twitter. Check out some of their tweets below…