Nigeria’s first Lady, Patience Jonathan has been warned not to accompany President Goodluck Jonathan to his reelection campaign rally scheduled for February 5 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
In a statement on Wednesday, a group, Bayelsa Youth Vanguard –BYV, threatened to cause mayhem at the rally if Mrs. Jonathan was present.
The statement signed by BYV spokesperson, Precious Ebi Johnson, accused the first lady of destabilizing the State by instigating unnecessary crisis and promised to mobilize against the President’s rally ‘’unless she retraced her steps.’’
Part of the statement read: “Our action is well informed by the various steps and activities of the First Lady in recent times which portend clear danger for the good health of our dear state.’’
“We note with regret the various attempts by the First Lady to create crisis in the state through subterfuge or using surrogates,’’ the statement read.
“As things are, we want to make it very clear to her that she has to change this attitude or we go against her coming to Yenagoa with the president for the presidential campaign. Indeed, we may be forced to mobilise against the entire rally.