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Nobody can stop me from visiting Bayelsa – Patience Jonathan




Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan,
on Thursday said nobody or group could
threaten her if she decided to visit any part of
the country.


Mrs. Jonathan, who spoke with one of our
correspondents through her media assistant,
Ayo Adewuyi, was reacting to statements by
some youth groups threatening to disgrace her
if she attends the grand rally of the Peoples
Democratic Party in Yenagoa on February 5.

Two youth groups – Bayelsa Youth Vanguard
and the Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa – had, in
different statements, issued in Abuja and
Yenagoa, barred the President’s wife from
accompanying her husband to the rally in
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

The youths, who accused Mrs. Jonathan of
instigating political crisis in the state and
working against Governor Seriake Dickson, had
vowed to embarrass and disgrace her at the
rally.

But the spokesman for the President’s wife
described the groups as faceless.

He said Mrs. Jonathan would not be cowed into
avoiding any part of the country because of
threats from such groups.
He said, “We will not descend so low to be
joining issues with faceless groups.

“The fact however remains that the First Lady
as the wife of the President cannot be
threatened by anybody or any group if she
decides to visit any part of the country.”

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu, has issued a
warning to some youth groups threatening to
disgrace the wife of the President if she attends
the grand rally of the PDP on February 5.

Two youth groups – Bayelsa Youth Vanguard
and the Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa – had in
different statements issued in Abuja and
Yenagoa, barred the First Lady from
accompanying her husband to the rally in
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

But Ntomchukwu, while addressing a select
journalists in Yenagoa on Thursday, urged
members of the public to disregard the threat,
saying it was the handiwork of some faceless
groups.

The commissioner said, “I want to appeal to the
general public to come out in large numbers to
welcome the President and the First Lady who
have done so much for this country. So, these
miscreants cannot disrupt the peace of Bayelsa.

“We have been enjoying peace and even on
that day we will be celebrating because it is the
day the President is coming, not necessarily as
the PDP, but as the President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria. So, they cannot come and
tarnish the image of President in his home state.
“
Ntomchukwu said the police would provide
adequate security for the President’s wife and
other political groups visiting the state for rallies,
campaigns and legitimate businesses.

He asked the BYV and the MBB to desist from
making such provocative and inciting
statements, which he said, were capable of
puncturing the existing peace in the state.
He added, “The police will not hesitate to deal
decisively according to the extant laws with any
such groups when arrested. I want to assure
you that we are already trailing the Mangrove
Boys anywhere they may be.
“So, my advice is that these boys should just
go away from the state entirely because since
they have done this publication, they have put
themselves on the firing line and we are
definitely going to pursue them.

“We are operating with intelligence and all the
security agencies are at our disposal. As soon
as we catch them, they will face the wrath of
the law. Even though they are faceless, any
time they become visible, we are definitely
going to deal with them.

“We are asking the well meaning Nigerians to
come forward and give information not only on
these boys but on all criminal activities. We
have already identified them by their names and
we are trailing them.”





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