The reception as Dame Patience Jonathan arrived Okirika, Rivers State, Wednesday, April 8th, was arousing. It felt like someone had set fire to a gas station.
The last time ‘Mama Peace’ visited the State was during the March 28th Presidential elections. However, upon her recent arrival, she was greeted with a massive gathering, a gesture that attracted surprising remarks from the First Lady.
She defined the turnout as evidence that the people love and hold her in esteem. She went on to express gratitude for the support she and President Goodluck have enjoyed through the current administration.
In reaction, one of the indegenes gathered described Patience Jonathan “[as] the voice of the Okrika people; [who has] fought for [their] cause and [whom they] owe a debt of gratitude.”