By Azu Akanwa
The Conference of South-South Youth organizations (CSSYO), has raised alarm that it has uncovered a plot by some politicians to blackmail the wife of the Vice President, Dame Patience Goodluck.
In a statement signed by Dr. Andaowei Allison Andaoewei and Mr. Odey Mukoro, the group stated that it was aware of a plot to link the wife of the Vice President to a sponsored publication to be titled: â€œWhy Patience Goodluck Wants Turai Yarâ€™Adua’s Jobâ€, adding that the wicked and fabricated lies were meant to create problems in the cordial relationship between the families of the president and the vice president.
â€œThe detractors who are political leaders in the South-South are resorting to this dangerous blackmail after they have failed in so many options to create problem for the Vice President or his wife ahead of 2011.
We have it on good authority that the detractors are negotiating with three weekly magazines to sponsor the evil publication and we are alerting the public that the plot was targeted at the Vice President who has been doing his job without any problem with his boss.
In fact, since independence in 1960 to date, the current president and vice president are the best team and combination and we are sure that no amount of evil incitement would spoil the trust and confidenceÂ both families enjoy in the task of nation building.â€
The group urged the political leaders involved to change their mind and work with the vice president to solve the problem of South-South and Nigerian, adding that the wife of the vice president Mrs Patience Goodluck like her husband is not an ambitious woman working to take the position of the first lady.
They argued that â€œthe wife of the former governor of Bayelsa State and her husbandÂ believe in Godâ€™s destiny for them and therefore will never abandon Godâ€™s trust.â€
â€œThere is no doubt that the sweet relationship between Mrs Jonathan and the First Lady will create jealousy among political gamblers who expected the shame and mess that happened during Obasanjo and Atikuâ€™s days but they have failed because Mrs. Jonathan and her husband are committed to Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s vision for Nigeria and their loyalty for the First Family is non-negotiable.â€