Author Topic: Nigeria's first lady, Patience Jonathan denies asking Governor Amaechi for money  (Read 281 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mastercode

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2276
    • View Profile
    • Naijacrux
Loading...



Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Sunday denied a statement credited to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that she asked him to share the state funds with her.

Amaechi had while speaking in Port Harcourt at the joint graduation of the students of University of Ibadan and pioneer graduates of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, on Saturday quoted as saying that his problem with Mrs. Jonathan started after he rejected her demand.


?I refused to give them money in Abuja because if I do that, I won?t be able to carry out any development project or finish the road from Rumuolumeni to Rumuepirikom.

?The quarrel between me and the wife of the President is because she said I should bring your money, Rivers people?s money and share with her,? the governor reportedly said.

But Mrs. Jonathan, in a statement by her media assistant, Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, said Amaechi?s statement was a deliberate attempt to malign her and score cheap political point.

She further described the governor?s statement as a lie designed to denigrate her person and rubbish the Presidency.

She said she could not have made such a request from the governor either directly or indirectly.

The statement read, ?Having waited patiently for Governor Amaechi to refute the statement credited to him about the First Lady, (with the assumption that he was misquoted), it has become clear that it was a deliberate attempt to malign Dame Patience Jonathan and score cheap political point.

?The Governor may have been beclouded by the political uncertainty surrounding him to make such a jaundiced and unsubstantiated allegation that the First Lady asked him to bring Rivers State money to share.

?This is a blatant lie designed to denigrate the person of Dame Patience Jonathan and rubbish the Presidency. This is to say the least most unfortunate.

?It is crystal clear that Governor Amaechi is looking for cheap excuse for his failure in the governance of the state. We say without any iota of equivocation that the First Lady never made such request and could not have done so in any way either directly and indirectly.



 

Nigeria Single Treasury Acct TSA boost revenue collections as FAAC shares N511bn

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 316
Last post August 30, 2015, 04:07:58 PM
by mastercode
Nigeria-South African country?s media confirms legitimacy $9.3M of arms deal

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 333
Last post October 07, 2014, 11:34:33 AM
by mastercode
Tony Elumelu launches Empowerment Fund to revitalize Nigeria distressed areas

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 442
Last post October 17, 2014, 01:11:34 PM
by admin
Fuel scarcity - okonjo iweala accused Oil marketers of holding Nigeria to ransom

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 571
Last post May 04, 2015, 09:43:56 AM
by mastercode
IRAN - US Deal - Nigeria May Lose N333 billion in crude oil revenue By Year End

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 255
Last post July 21, 2015, 01:50:49 PM
by mastercode
President Buhari hails British support for repatriation of Nigeria?s stolen fund

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 205
Last post October 07, 2015, 08:26:29 PM
by mastercode
APC React to PDP call for buhari's Resignation amid Nigeria 2016 missing Budget

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 212
Last post January 15, 2016, 10:27:53 AM
by newspostng
Nigeria Finance Minister Adeosun emerges new chairman of ECOWAS Investment Bank

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 421
Last post August 23, 2017, 12:36:51 AM
by legendguru
FirstBank sustains support for Nigeria Association of the Blind on White Cane Da

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 239
Last post October 15, 2014, 07:07:30 PM
by admin
ARMS DEAL: Finally, South Africa returns seized $15m to Nigeria

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 266
Last post October 25, 2014, 09:41:20 PM
by mastercode