- Patience was indicted by the EFCC for two failed attempts to launder $13.6 million dollars of Bayelsa money
- Patience was also known as the “Greediest person in Bayelsa”
by Ameh Comrade Godwin
First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan has waved off the threats by her husband’s kinsmen that she should not set her foot into the Niger Delta region.
Mrs. Jonathan said that nobody or group could threaten her if she decided to visit any part of the country.
Speaking through one of her media assistants, Ayo Adewuyi, Mama Peace, as she’s fondly called affirmed that the threats by some youth groups to disgrace her if she attended the grand rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Yenagoa on February 5 was immaterial.
Two youth groups – Bayelsa Youth Vanguard and the Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa – had, in different statements, issued in Abuja and Yenagoa, barred the President’s wife from accompanying her husband to the rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
However, the spokesman for the President’s wife described the groups as faceless.
He said, “We will not descend so low to be joining issues with faceless groups.
“The fact however, remains that the First Lady as the wife of the President cannot be threatened by anybody or any group if she decides to visit any part of the country”, he told Punch.
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu, has issued a strong warning to some youth groups threatening to disgrace the wife of the President if she attended the grand rally.
The commissioner said, “I want to appeal to the general public to come out in large numbers to welcome the President and the First Lady who have done so much for this country. So, these miscreants cannot disrupt the peace of Bayelsa.
“We have been enjoying peace and even on that day we will be celebrating because it is the day the President is coming, not necessarily as the PDP, but as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So, they cannot come and tarnish the image of President in his home state”.