The above question was asked by a group called Concerned Bayelsa Elders. According to PUNCH,they are accusing the former first lady of plotting to ensure that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, does not become governor next year.
“What exactly does Dame Patience Jonathan want? Dickson has proved to be a performing governor as he has within three years transformed the state in the areas of infrastructural development and security. This initiative has changed the fortunes of the state.
“Jonathan should be able to call his people to order because we know that his inability to call his people to order resulted in the eventual face off with Timipre Sylva and Rotimi Amaechi.
“Our appeal is that, as the leader of the state, Jonathan should encourage Dickson for succeeding in keeping the Peoples Democratic Party united in the state.” leader of the group, Ebeletimi Wilson told journalists in Lagos yesterday.
He added that Jonathan’s silence on the matter omplies that both are scheming to ensure that a former commissioner, Waipamo-Owei Dudafa, emerges the next governor of the state.
He continued, “Why should ex-President Jonathan keep mum while his wife fuels crisis in the state just because she is not getting her way? It is very disappointing. Her aim is to turn Bayelsa into a crisis-ridden state like what she encouraged in Rivers State, but thank God Dickson has been tactful. It is ironical that she has in the last three years been the main opposition in Bayelsa State, intimidating the people and even security operatives.”