Friday, October 24, 2014

First Lady Patience Jonathan Resigns as Bayelsa Permanent Secretary

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service.

There are conflicting reports on why she resigned. According to Sahara Reporters, an alleged breakdown in the relationship between the  First Lady and Governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, is the reason for her resignation.

One civil servant, who agreed to speak only on condition of anonymity, said, “The whole thing is political. It appears Madam (the President’s wife) is not happy with the governor. With her resignation, the battle line has been drawn.

“I feel the President’s wife resigned to enable her to have the moral right to slug it out with Dickson ahead of the governorship poll in the state. Let no one deceive you, the whole thing is politics. After all, she is 57 and the retirement age is 60.”

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