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I Have No Hand in Ebonyi PDP Crisis – Patience Jonathan



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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday restated that she was not involved in the selection of candidates vying for elective positions on the platform of the PDP.

This is contained in a statement issued by her Media Assistant, Ayo Adewuyi, in Abuja.

The statement was in reaction to a media publication alleging that Jonathan had anointed the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, as the gubernatorial candidate of the party.

“It has again come to our notice that some politicians who are desperate to score cheap political points have connived to tarnish the image of the first lady, Patience Faka Jonathan, by roping her into the Ebonyi PDP crisis.

“We consider it absurd that any person will assume that the first lady would make such a request considering the fact that she has continued to preach for peaceful conduct of all aspirants before, during and after elections.”

According to the statement, this is another attempt by mischief makers to loop their self-induced political travails around the first lady to develop strategy for their survival.

“Let us state once again that the first lady is not an elected official of the state, neither is she a party functionary. She therefore recognises very clearly her place in the scheme of things.

“Let it be known that the first lady has no hand in the selection of the party’s candidates in any state and definitely not in Ebonyi.

“If anything, she has continued the gospel of peaceful atmosphere for the conduct of 2015 elections.’’

According to the statement, she believes the elections can only be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere and the aspirants must be alive to contest and win election.

“She only preaches peace because she is a mother of peace.

“To therefore allege that the first lady insisted that the Ebonyi State Deputy Governor, Dave Umahi, must be the gubernatorial candidate of the party against the wish of the people and the party is to say the least subjudice.”

The statement said that the National Working Committee was making efforts to ensure that peace returned to the state chapter of the party.

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  1. pearl

    December 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    There is actually is no smoke without a fire. Stay away from matters that doesn’t concern you. Not after commuting havoc in rivers state. You now want to put your pupet in ebonyi state. Respect yourself there.

  2. Marie Antoinette

    December 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Big lie! Oh she does. Same way she’s imposing Wike on Rivers State.

  3. yh

    December 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    This woman is not telling the truth. She is the one in charge of Nigeria. She single handedly orchestrated the defeat of Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa, she tried to impeach Amaechi, she has imposed Nyesom wike as pdp candidate, Ladoja as oyo candidate, imposed Uche Ekwunife as pdp candidate for House of reps in Anambra, imposed Andy Uba and Stella Oduah as pdp senatorial candidates in Anambra. After the 2015 election, she is planning on impeaching Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa.
    Patience your greed and lust for power knows no bounds. To think that you had a near death experience last year and you have not learn’t from it. Heaven help you!

    • bruno

      December 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      and can u imagine she was called mother Theresa of our time by the nigerian catholic church

    • Anon

      December 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      I have never known a time in Nigeria when First Ladies were not interlopers. Most of them have been deadly albeit quietly.

    • girl

      December 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      my dear you get am!!! uche’s own is even senate not house… such a shame

  4. kikiola

    December 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I think my TV lies ooo, because on my PC you look finer, hmmmm….Der is God!

  5. ada nnewi

    December 4, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Story for the gods

  6. bruno

    December 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

    jonathan control your woman.

  7. bbaby

    December 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

    she is saying the truth. Her hand is not there but her two legs are there. Deris God o!

  8. Beeeee

    December 4, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I say again, her present stylist should be sacked. She should go back to the person who used to style her when she was the first lady of Bayelsa State. Her current stylist, infact, her current tailor/obioma does nothing but put her in all colours of feathers and sacks Why? is she Big Bird? She needs someone who can dress her for her figure.

  9. Mystique

    December 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Again????? can this woman just give it a rest? or does she want to be president instead??

  10. Owelle

    December 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Power is good oh see as she’s getting finer as she’s gaining more power

  11. #iamhe#

    December 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Pls who asked her? Always not having a hand in anything but coming out to clear your name! Can’t check the last time I saw or heard other first ladies in electoral mess ,always our never resting First lady

  12. #iamhe#

    December 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Pls who asked her? Always coming to clear your name. Can’t she learn from other first ladies? They are hardly in any political hot mess but not ours. She never rest

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