A source in the state Ministry of Education who pleaded anonymity with The Nation confirmed the First Lady’s voluntary resignation and said her resignation may likely not be unconnected to her deepening rift with the state governor.
“The whole thing is political. It appears Madam Peace is not happy with the governor. With her resignation, the battle line has been drawn. I feel the President’s wife resigned to enable her to have the moral right to slug it out with Dickson ahead of the governorship poll in the state. Let no one deceive you, the whole thing is politics. After all, she is 57 and the retirement age is 60.” he saidThe source also said that all her terminal benefits are been processed at the moment.
Patience Jonathan resigns as ‘Super’ Permanent Sec. in Bayelsa
Dame Patience Jonathan has resigned her appointment as ‘Super’ Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa state Civil service, a position conferred on her in July 2012 by the Governor of the state, Dickson Seriake. Seriake said he gave the appointment to Mama Peace based on her good service to the state and nation.