Drama as Bayelsa elders warn Goodluck Jonathan to call his wife to order


It appears the ex-President’s wife Patience Jonathan still has some power she is trying to wield in Bayelsa state.
A group called ‘Concerned Bayelsa Elders’, has warned former President Jonathan to call his wife, Patience, to order or risk political crisis in Bayelsa State.
The leader of the group, Ebeletimi Wilson, said this while addressing journalists in Lagos.
According to a statement released on Tuesday, the group said Patience, was still scheming to ensure that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, does not emerge governor next year.

According to Punch, he stated that now that Jonathan has relocated to Bayelsa State, Patience is attempting to use her supporters in the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria to frustrate Dickson.

Wilson emphasized that if Jonathan did not handle the situation well, he might end up losing Dickson’s loyalty just as former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Timipre Sylva abandoned him.

“What exactly does Dame Patience Jonathan want? Dickson has proved to be a performing governor as he has within three years transformed the state in the areas of infrastructural development and security. This initiative has changed the fortunes of the state.
“Jonathan should be able to call his people to order because we know that his inability to call his people to order resulted in the eventual face off with Timipre Sylva and Rotimi Amaechi.
“Our appeal is that, as the leader of the state, Jonathan should encourage Dickson for succeeding in keeping the Peoples Democratic Party united in the state,” he said.
Wilson said if Jonathan doesn’t react to it then it would be assumed that he and his wife are plotting to ensure that a former commissioner, Waipamo-Owei Dudafa, emerges the next governor of the state claiming that Patience’s clique and preferred candidate were the ones frustrating Dickson’s administration.
“Why should ex-President Jonathan keep mum while his wife fuels crisis in the state just because she is not getting her way? It is very disappointing. Her aim is to turn Bayelsa into a crisis-ridden state like what she encouraged in Rivers State, but thank God Dickson has been tactful.
“It is ironical that she has in the last three years been the main opposition in Bayelsa State, intimidating the people and even security operatives,” he stated.


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