First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan is on the campaign to help her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, get re-elected in the upcoming 2015 elections. She was recently in an interview with City People where she shared the secret to her maintaining her 21-year marriage, and the qualities that first made her fall in love with the president.
Dame Patience Jonathan revealed how they first met while they were at the Rivers state College of Education where she was pursuing her Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and B.Ed while he was a lecture at the department of Biological science. The First Lady said what attracted him to her was his religious background, and good looks.
"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".
Dame Jonathan, who married President Jonathan in 1993, said praying together and discussing everything together has been a sustaining force in their 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."