President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Thursday said nobody or group could threaten her if she decided to visit any part of the country.
The president’s wife, who spoke through her media assistant, Ayo Adewuyi, was reacting to threats by some youth groups to disgrace her if she attends the grand rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Yenagoa next month.
Two youth groups – Bayelsa Youth Vanguard and the Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa – had, in separate statements, issued in Abuja and Yenagoa, barred the First Lady from accompanying President Jonathan to the rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
The youths, who accused Mrs. Jonathan of stoking the flame of division in the state by working against the state Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, had vowed to embarrass and disgrace her at the rally.
But the spokesman for the First Lady described the groups as faceless.
Adewuyi insisted that Mrs. Jonathan would not be cowed into avoiding any part of the country because of threats from such groups.
He said, “We will not descend so low to be joining issues with faceless groups.
“The fact however remains that the First Lady as the wife of the President cannot be threatened by anybody or any group if she decides to visit any part of the country”.