Yenagoa - Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has been accused of causing political tension in Bayelsa state in the build up to the forthcoming governorship election in the state, reports Sun.
The former First Lady is accused of planning to hijack the Bayelsa state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
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A group known as the Forum For Political Freedom in Bayelsa State’ (FOPOF), which raised the allegation, said the former First lady was planning to foist candidates of her choice in the two parties in the election.
Adenzi Kakarite, Director General of the group in a statement noted that the former First Lady has been trying to create a power bloc in the APC in the state, using members of the defunct Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN).
He stated that majority of those defecting from the PDP to the APC are not only her close associates, but vocal members of the defunct TAN in the state, whom she wants to use to impose a candidate of her choice to run on the platform of the party in the upcoming elections.
He further alleged that Patience Jonathan was also funding and working with the PDP Unity Forum to carry out campaigns of calumny and spreading deliberate falsehood to discredit Governor Seriake Dickson.
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- News 24