Former Nigerian first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan is allegedly under pressure to contest for the Rivers East senatorial election in 2019, Naij reports.
According to top sources, the former first lady has been called on by her people to represent them in the Senate.
“There is already a team on ground working towards achieving this objective. Mummy (Mrs Jonathan) is aware and has not told them to stop which means she is okay with the idea.”
“The team has started reaching out to influential leaders in Rivers East senatorial district and beyond to ensure that their plans come to fruition.”
Although some people have said it is just a mere rumour, her supporters have insisted that she will contest for Senate in 2019.
“The plan is on course. In fact, we have people joining us on a daily basis because many know this is a done deal.”
”Mama Peace is no push over in Rivers politics and her entrance into the political fray will only boost the chances and image of the PDP.
“To be honest, she hasn’t said anything, but the pressure on her is enormous that I doubt if she will be able to reject it,” he said.
Commenting on whether her current predicament in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will affect her chances in the future, a source said the case has made her even more popular.
He said:”The case has even made her more popular because we all know she is being victimised and the allegations by the EFCC are untrue.”