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Rivers govt refutes Patience Jonathan's claims of curfew in Okrika

By The Citizen
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The Rivers State government has dismissed as untrue allegations by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan that Governor Chibuike Amaechi imposed a nine months curfew on Okrika.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, said in Port Harcourt said the government of Governor Amaechi had, at no time imposed a nine- month curfew on Okrika.

'For us in Rivers state the wife of the President is a Rivers woman.  It's a thing of pride that a Rivers woman is the wife of the President. I have read the statement credited to her. It is important to know she is calling for peace. This shows clearly that some persons were acting without her consent. That is what her statement connotes.'