Bayelsa govt dismisses threat to Patience Jonathan

Patience jonathan
Patience Jonathan

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has dismissed threats by a youth group warning Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan, not to visit the state.

The group, “Bayelsa Youth Vanguard” had warned the first lady not to accompany her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan on his visit to Bayelsa for campaigns and accused her of causing disunity among youth in Rivers state where she hails from.

Governor Dickson, while reacting to a reports credited to a group, described the publication as most unfortunate and uncalled for.

The governor said the threat had just been brought to his attention and maintained that the government and the people of the state will accord President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, and other members of the first family their due honour, respect when they visit. 

The governor warned groups planning to cause any breach of the peace by attacking Mrs. Jonathan to have a rethink. Mr. Dickson said violence is unnecessary and against the collective will and aspirations of the government and people of Bayelsa.

He called for the unity of all groups and association in the state.

The Bayelsa State Governor warned anyone singing discordant tunes to desist as security agencies have been alerted to deal decisively with anybody or group of persons who would attempt to disrupt the planned PDP campaign rally slated for the February 5 in Yenagoa, the state capital.

He expressed regret over the embarrassment the said publication would have caused President Jonathan and his wife, Patience, and urged the general public to disregard the publication in its entirety saying as it was coming from the opposition.



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  • Otile

    Bayelsa youths can get along very well with Boko youths, both of them are trouble makers, and think alike. It is possible that Deri Orbuka is stirring them up against the First Lady.

    • Wähala

      Deri is from Nembe, he may have a hand in it… I wouldn’t put it past him, he’s that dubious for cash. Olosi ni.

      • Otile

        Mr Ogogoro Orbuka, guilty as accused.

  • Wähala

    Gov. Dickson is only making a politically correct statement, he can’t be serious when he himself ordered TAN propaganda group out of Bayelsa after accusing them of sowing seeds of discord… just like the youth group accused Lady Dumbo of sowing seeds of disunity and trouble in nearby Pitakwa. What’s the difference biko? Nada! Dumbo is persona-non-grata worldwide. Shikena!

  • Stone

    A man that is not in control is under control. PEJ has done more harm than good to GEJ political goodwill. The stage is set for the making of another Amaechi in the president’s own state. What vision is driving this unelected woman, that she would not allow the engine of government to function. Creating enemies for her husband everywhere she stops. Too bad for a naive GEJ.

  • mk

    This is worse FIRST LADY ever witnessed in Nigeria,ugly,stubborn,illiterate,and unfocused.she knew well how to destabilize her own people by created situation while DUMBO watches..A journey of blind people full of methomonialism..