While speculations were rife over the whereabouts of Patience Jonathan since the March 28 presidential election, the First Lady has recently returned to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Thisday reports that she arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Emirates Airlines on April 7, 2015.An anonymous source could not name the country she was coming from but confirmed that the plane landed at about 5.30p.m. local time. Thus, Mrs. Jonathan’s arrival will put an end to numerous speculations of her whereabouts. However, the reason for the trip is still not clear.
According to airport sources, on arrival, the outgoing first lady was briskly escorted to the presidential wing by security officials where three Mercedez Benz cars and a bus were positioned for her.
The source, who confirmed Mrs Jonathan’s arrival, added that unlike the usual large crowd, which usually accompany her on both local and oversea trips, this time, it was just a handful of close associates.
It would be recalled that Patience Jonathan’s last public outing was on March 28 in Otuoke, Bayelsa, where she cast her vote in accompany of her husband. The First Lady was even absent at last Sunday Easter celebration at the Presidential Villa, what caused even more rumours and speculations.
Some media reports alleged that the Mrs Jonathan might have left the country for the United Kingdom to sort out some domestic issues.