Patience Jonathan has ldescribed the allegation of extortion levelled against her by the Rivers State Governor and Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as laughable.
Patience Jonathan who spoke to the Punch, through her media aide, Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, said that there was no truth in the claim that she has been extorting N199m monthly from the People’s Democratic Party Rivers state governorship candidate, Chief Nyesom Wike.
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.”
Rotimi Amaechi had earlier claimed that Wike was giving the money to the President’s wife in order to gain political favour. He said that, “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.”
Wike himself who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Simeon Nwakudu, described Amaechi’s allegation as false and asked the governor to respond to the allegations of corruption against him.