Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has allegedly thrown her political weight behind the candidacy of Timipre Sylva in the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State, reports Sun.
Sylva, a former governor of the state, is one of the leading aspirants jostling to pick the All Progress Congress (APC) ticket for the election.
It was gathered that during a meeting convened by the former First Lady with her loyalists in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, she told them not to support the re-election of the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson.
She was reported to have told her loyalists to support the aspiration of Sylva if Dickson was given the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the election.
The former First Lady prefers Dr. Weripamowei Dudafa, former aide to her husband and Commissioner for Local Government under Sylva to win the PDP ticket.
When some of her loyalists reminded the First Lady that her had openly declared support for Dickson, she told them that Jonathan won’t support Dickson when the chips are down.
Among those who attended the meeting were a former acting governor of the state and chairman of the defunct Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) in Bayelsa State, Hon Werinipre Seibarugu, Dr. Dudafa; former Commissioners for Transport and Sports, Mrs. Marie Ebikake and Hon Ebikitin Diongoli, a female politician, Mrs. Remi Kuku and a host of others.