Dame Patience Jonathan Not Working For Sylva’s Election
The President, Rivers Patriotic Vanguard, has said it is a figment of imagination of those who alleged that wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Mrs Patience Jonathan recently met former Niger Delta Militants headed by Chief Ateke Tom in Okrika, Rivers State to discuss modalities of supporting the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the inconclusive Governorship election in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, saying that at no time did such happen, as the group describe the purported meeting as untrue.
Speaking at a media roundtable in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Sunday, the group’s President, Dr. Bright Numofagha stated that Mrs. Patience Jonathan, who is the Chair of the group’s board of trustees have at no contemplated giving any kind of support to the Bayelsa APC governorship candidate as he described the rumoured support and meeting with Chief Ateke Tom led former Militant’s group as ‘’ridiculous and unfounded’’.
He stated that those peddling the `falsehood’ should have known that it was impossible for Mrs Jonathan to support any other candidate against the choice of her husband, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, in his home State of Bayelsa, than the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s flag bearer, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson
The group therefore urged the general public, to disregard the rumoured endorsement of Chief Timipre Sylva by Dame Patience Jonathan, as it described it as the desperate attempt by the APC in Bayelsa State and its candidate to ride on the goodwill of the Jonathan’s in Bayelsa State, to manipulate the outcome of the supplementary governorship election in the State, scheduled for the 9th of January, 2016.
The group advised Chief Timipre Sylva to accept the decision of the people of Bayelsa State, as expressed during the December 5th2015 election, where Governor Dickson currently maintains a clear lead in six of the seven local governments, where results have already been declared in the election.
Dr. Numofagha also urged the people of Bayelsa, to remain peaceful and law abiding and never succumb to any form of violence and intimidation that the expected engagements of known Militants and political thugs, by the Bayelsa State APC, may have been intended to achieve.