First Lady told the media no to use her name to divide Nigeira

First Lady told the media no to use her name to divide Nigeira

Patience Jonathan has reacted to what she called as campaign of calumny against her. Her position is contained in a statement issued by her spokesperson, Ayo Adesugba, on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, December 19, This Day newspaper published on its frontpage a report titled "First Lady Threatens PDP Governors Over Tukur."

Commenting the said report, Adesugba stated it made reference to an unnamed source which alleged that the First Lady met with some Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pressed them to support Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the PDP National Chairman, to keep his position.

Patience Jonathan's spokesperson called media professionals to be more mature in reporting and adhere to the basic ethics of journalism by being fair, factual and balanced.

Adesugba further noted the First lady, as any citizen of Nigeria, is guaranteed the freedom of expression and freedom of association by the Nigerian Constitution.

The spokesperson reminded that of the Patience Jonathan's efforts towards a peaceful nation, saying that last Tuesday she led a National Women Fasting and Prayer for Peace and Unity in Nigeria event in Abuja.


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