A group, the Bayelsa Renaissance Movement, BRM, has described as “phoney,” the claims by some youth groups and politicians in the state that the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, was part of an alleged plot to unseat the state governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson.
According to BRM, though the youth groups, within and outside the state, have pleaded with the Mrs. Jonathan to take the accusation and sponsored insults against her as the price of leadership, the alleged plot to unseat the state governor was a deliberate falsehood.
BRM in a statement by its President, Mieton Labiri, challenged those accusing the First Lady of alleged involvement in the plot to unseat Dickson to quote any statement credited to the wife of the President suggesting her involvement in the plot.
He said: “Dame Patience has not done anything to warrant the insults and threats from her accusers. We also view, as a huge joke, the recent media onslaught on the First Lady by the Former Minister of Petroleum, Chief Dan Etete, who was obviously acting out a script.
“We cannot believe that an elder statesman, a Former Minister and Second Republic senator, could be used to “warn” the First Lady not to make the mistake of trying to dislodge the state governor. We challenge him to quote one statement in public space credited to the First Lady, which either overtly or covertly, suggests that she wants Dickson out of office in 2016.”