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Published On: Thu, Jan 15th, 2015

Group plans to attack Jonathan’s campaign in Bayelsa

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By Ahmed Abubakar

Angry youths under the aegis of Bayelsa Youth Vanguard (BYV) has threatened to disrupt the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential rally of President Goodluck Jonathan slated for February 5 in the state capital, Yenagoa, if the First Lady, Dame Patience, comes along with him.

The organisation therefore warned the First Lady not to accompany her husband for the presidential campaign, if she continues to cause crisis in the state or face the consequence.

The warning, the group said, was sequel to what it described as attempts by the First Lady to destabilise the state and fuel needless crisis and political tension in the state.

The Spokesperson of BYV, Precious Ebi Johnson, in a statement on Wednesday, said the First Lady would only be allowed to come to the state “unless she retraced her steps or otherwise we will mobilize against the President’s rally.”

The statement read in part “We are constrained to issue this statement bearing this important warning to bar the First Lady from accompanying President Goodluck Jonathan to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the presidential rally on 5th of February.

“Our action is well informed by the various steps and activities of the First Lady in recent times, which portends clear danger for the good 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”, it said.

“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 mobilize against the entire rally”, it added.

 

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