Wife of the President Patience Jonathan, and the River State governor, Rotimi Amaechi tackled each other again as the first lady described Amaechi as a comedian for claiming that the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, Chief Nyesom Wike, had been paying Mrs. Jonathan $1m (N199m) monthly.
The governor had claimed that Wike was giving the money to the President’s wife in order to gain political favour.
Mrs. Jonathan, who spoke through her media aide, Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, described Amaechi’s claim as laughable and ridiculous, saying that nothing short of such was expected from Amaechi.
He said, “The allegation that the First Lady is collecting money from Chief Wike monthly is laughable and ridiculous. You cannot but hear things like this from someone who is home alone.”
Wike himself through his media aide, Simeon Nwakudu, described Amaechi’s allegation as false and asked the governor to respond to the allegations of corruption against him.
Amaechi had said, “Do you know that the PDP governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike, has been giving one million dollars monthly to the wife of the President, Mrs Patience Jonathan? He has been doing this to gain political favour in the Presidency and to retain the favour.”
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