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Patience Jonathan denies election rigging plot in Rivers

Published on April 10, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan

Its widely believed that couples who have lived together for many years sometimes end up looking like each other and even give similar answers to questions posed at them.

This has been confirmed in the case of President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience. While Jonathan is in Lagos state for the governorship and State House of Assembly elections, is wife, Patience is in Rivers and both of them from their base have dismissed claims that they intend to rig the governorship elections to favour the governorship election in favour of Jimi Agbaje and Nyesom Wike the Peoples Democratic Party candidates in Lagos and Rivers respectively.

Patience was reacting to claims by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, who had alleged Thursday that she was in her hometown, Okrika, to supervise electoral malpractices during the elections.

But the President’s wife, in a statement by the Director of Information in her office, Ihuoma Priscilla, denied the allegation.

“The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has dismissed the allegation that she was pressurising the Independent National Electoral Commission (and the Security Agencies to rig tomorrow’s (April 11, 2015) elections in Rivers State.

“As an apostle of peace and non-violent elections, the First Lady distances herself from any alleged actions that could hinder successful elections in Nigeria, especially in her home state, Rivers State.

“She countered the insinuations that she was in her home town, Okrika for the purpose of the governorship election, pointing out that she registered in her husband, President Jonathan’s village, Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

“The First Lady, a highly respected indigene of Okrika in Rivers State visited her home town on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 to a tumultuous welcome by her kinsmen and women who thronged the streets to welcome and appreciate her wonderful support to her husband, the President and for bringing development to Okrikaland.”

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