Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who is currently receiving treatment in a German hospital for an undisclosed ailment suspected to be food poisoning, has fingered the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, as the mastermind behind her current predicament.
According to an inside source, there have been many altercations between the President and the First Lady over the closeness and influence of the Oil Minister to the seat of power, with speculations that the married minister is having a romantic relationship with Mr. President.
One source said; ‘Madam cannot just understand why her husband will give the woman such a powerful position if nothing is going on between them. There was a time she demanded that her husband sack or redeploy the beautiful minister to another ministry to which he bluntly refused’.
Since Mrs. Jonathan has been out of the country, Diezani has been a regular face at the Villa, and even accompany the president to Anambra on an official trip last week before jetting to London.
Mrs. Jonathan is said to have complained to her close friends that Diezani wants to take her place at all cost, and was advised by one of her ‘inner caucus’ friends, Bola Shagaya to undergo a cosmetic procedure to enhance her looks so as to be more attractive to her husband.
We hope this will not be another Stella Obasanjo’s Germany trip of no return.