by Musa Abdullahi
First Lady Patience Jonathan says she has not started packing out of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja following the defeat she and her husband suffered by General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mrs Jonathan was reacting to a media report on Wednesday that she had summoned her domestic staff and ordered them to pack her personal belongings in readiness for a change of guard.
The report had said that when it became evident by 6pm on Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan had lost his re-election bid, a truck made two trips transporting the first lady’s property to an undisclosed destination.
But Mrs. Jonathan’s spokesman, Mr Ayo Adewuyi, in a telephone chat with DailyTrust Newspaper correspondent described the report as untrue.
Adewuyi also dispelled the rumours that the first lady had travelled out of the country.
“She (Patience) is at home. Just leave us out of any controversy. She did not travel to anywhere. She is very much around in her residence,” Adewuyi said.
On why Mrs. Jonathan had not gone to office since her husband lost the Saturday’s presidential poll, Adewuyi simply said: “You should know that she does not have to be in the office every time”.
Jonathan is expected to hand-over to the President-elect on the 29th of May according to Nigeria’s Constitution.