Nigerian First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan has disassociated her self from ongoing crisis currently rocking the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, saying that she never had any meeting with its chairman, Victor Umeh in her bedroom.
Dame Patience also debunked the rumour that she was supporting the factional chairman of the party, Umeh, saying that any report connecting her to the crisis is far from the truth.
The First Lady who reacted to the reports through her spokesman, Ayo Osinlu denied meeting with Umeh, and disassociating herself from the party’s ongoing crisis.
“We wish to state categorically that nothing is farther from the truth, as the first lady did not at any time meet with Chief Umeh on any account, least of all the crisis in APGA.
“She therefore takes strong exception to her being dragged into the mud-slinging between the war-lords of APGA.” Osinlu affirmed. Continuing, he said that, the first lady “remains a strong advocate of the rule of law which serves as a guarantee to everyone, either weak or strong, and legitimately expect to benefit from justice and equity.”
“I would not be found in any activity or in the company of anyone seeking to pervert the course of justice, he added.
Victor Umeh had reportedly told some close associates on May 12 that he met with the first lady in her bedroom in the company of businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah, and Dan Ulasi.
Umeh was said to have spoken of how the First Lady reportedly informed them that the Acting President of the Appeal Court, Justice Zainab A. Bulkachuwa, is dependent on her and had agreed to help out as a condition for her being confirmed as the Substantive President of the Court.