South South groups threatens to attack Lagos, Abuja over Patience Jonathan
A coalition of South-East and South-South youth groups has today issued a warning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to stop what they called desperate moves to humiliate former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
The groups said the on-going probe of Mrs. Jonathan was nothing but a calculated attempt to embarrass the former President’s family.
?A communique issued was signed by the following groups and resolved as follows:
“We the undersigned groups under the Coalition of Youths of South-East and South-South some of who are Affiliated to Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths after an emergency meeting held at on Thursday 3rd November 2016 on the issue of the bank deposit of the former first Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan and the trials going on with respect to that state as follows:
“We deplore the sensationalization of the matter and the attempt to denigrate the status of the former first lady.
“We have seen that the aim of the entire saga is to indict the first lady and disgrace her in the eyes of the public.
“The issue is being blown out of proportion to achieve a pre ordered arrangement.
We cannot fold our arms and allow this orchestrated and choreographed antics to play out.
“We, therefore, warn that we shall shut down the entire South-East/South-South, Lagos and Abuja in the next few days if this calculated effort to scandalize the former first lady continues.
“If the present action of the authorities is to have credibility, then past first ladies and past rulers of the country must have their bank accounts investigated too. What is good for the geese is also good for the gander.
“We also call on Mr. President to ensure that the anti-corruption authorities do not go outside their mandate and start witchunting people.”