The PDP also slammed the government over comments by the Director of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Hussein, who was reported to have warned former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan that if he sees her again at the Protocol Lounge of the Port Harcourt Airport, she would be dealt with.
Mrs Jonathan was on her way to the burial of her late Chief Security Officer (CSO), Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who was allegedly shot dead by unknown assailants.
The former First Lady arrived the airport and went straight to the VIP lounge considering her status as a wife of a former President. But she was denied entry.
According to Mrs Jonathan, she has received the same treatment twice at the airport in seven days.
In reaction, the PDP stated: “The recent organised public humiliation of the immediate past First lady and wife of the former President, Dame Patience Jonathan at the Port Harcourt Airport where she was refused access to the protocol lounge based on ‘order from Abuja’ is a particular case in point.
“We stress this case because when the immediate past President was in power, all former presidents and their slouches had unhindered access to the protocol lounge,” adding, “while we note that this development has been widely condemned by Nigerians, we ask if the former President erred in conceding defeat. Is the Federal Government by any means encouraging a sit-tight attitude by government officials?” the party queried.