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I am for free, fair elections – Patience Jonathan denies influencing Rivers poll

ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan  has dismissed the allegation that she was pressurising the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to rig tomorrow’s (April 11) elections in Rivers State
A statement made available to Sundiata Post and signed by Ihuoma Priscilla, director of information, Office of the First Lady, said as “an Apostle of Peace and non-violent elections, the First Lady distances herself from any alleged actions that could hinder successful elections in Nigeria, especially in her home state, Rivers State.
“She countered the insinuations that she was in her home town, Okrika for the purpose of the governorship election, pointing out that she registered in her husband, President Jonathan’s village, Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
“The First Lady, a highly respected indigene of Okrika in Rivers State visited her home town on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 to a tumultuous welcome by her kinsmen and women who throng the streets to welcome and appreciate her wonderful support to her husband, the President and for bringing development to Okrikaland.
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“It will be recalled that Governor Amaechi of Rivers State was reported to have insinuated that the First Lady is in Okrika to influence tomorrow’s election in Rivers State.”
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