For the umpteenth time, a group of militants, under the aegis of Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa, has reiterated its warning to the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, to steer clear of the presidential campaign rally in Bayelsa State tomorrow, Friday.
The group also warned the First Lady against any plot to connive with the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) to embarrass the state governor, Seriake Dickson.
Giving the first lady a soft landing should she insist on attending the rally, the unrepentant militants said she should set aside all her plans with TAN to disgrace Gov. Dickson or she would be the one to be thoroughly disgraced.
The group in a statement entitled, “Final Warning to Mrs. Jonathan”, said its members had been fully mobilised to publicly disgrace the First Lady and her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, if their loyalists made any cynical move against the governor.
In the statement signed by the President of the Executive Council, MBB, Mr. Opuyo Engobare, the group described itself as “dreaded” and warned the First Lady against undermining the integrity of its members.
The group said they would visit Dickson with their wrath if he tried to use his position as the chief security officer of the state to stop its members.
It would be recalled that few weeks ago, the MBB threatened to disgrace Mrs. Jonathan if she accompanied her husband to the rally two days after another group, Bayelsa Youth Vanguard issued a similar warning.
Not ready to downplay the threat, the Presidency decided to flood the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, venue of the campaign rally and its environs, with security operatives including the deployment of 500 specially trained Presidential guards and 500 crack team of the Department of State Security.
But the group said its members would not be deterred by such massive deployment of security personnel.
The MBB said, “We remain resolute in our statement and actions and as such we have completed the mobilization of our determined youths who are ready to face any security hurdles at the rally.
“For your information Mama Peace, we have mapped out strategies to station our boys within and outside the Sports Complex while waiting to receive your action before marching into the venue.
“A disgrace to our governor is a disgrace to your husband Jonathan who abandoned the saying that charity begins at home, forgetting that tomorrow does not belong to anybody”.