There are indications that Patience Dame Jonathan is under pressure to contest for the Rivers East senatorial election in 2019. The former first lady has been called on by her people to represent them in the Senate.
Sources said her people are already mobilizing themselves to make her run for the election in 2019. Speaking about her plan, a source said: ”There is already a team on the 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 rumor, her supporters have insisted that she will contest for Senate in 2019.
The plan is on the 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.
His words: ”The case has even made her more popular because we all know she is being victimized and the allegations by the EFCC are untrue.”
It is believed if she contests, she is very likely to win because many people in her state love her and are ready to support her. However, the former first lady is yet to speak on the matter.