Don’t Draw First Lady Into Rivers State Political Crisis – Presidency

Patience-JonathanThe First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has distanced herself from the lingering crisis between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.

In a statement by the Special Assistant to the president on Media attached to the First Lady, Mr Ayo Osinlu, Mrs Jonathan said she was not a party to the crisis and never held any meeting with security officials on the matter at anytime.

The statement reads: “This is to alert the general public that insinuations are rife in a section of the public towards drawing the First Lady into the political crisis in Rivers State.”

The statement noted that contrary to widely circulated reports, the First Lady did not summon and hold “a meeting with security chiefs in Rivers state last weekend where she instructed them to take firmer action on the political crisis in the state.”

“We assure all well meaning Nigerians that this is the handwork of mischief makers who are bent to drag the person of the First Lady into disrepute.

“We therefore, advise members of the public to discountenance such impressions, as the First Lady remains committed to peace and good governance in the country.”