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Roads Blocked, Markets Shut As Jonathan’s Daughter Weds

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The traditional wedding of President Goodluck Jonathan’s adopted daughter, Elizabeth Sakwe, holds today. Ahead of the wedding, sources say all roads leading to the President’s house in Kpansia area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State have been blocked, and this development started since Thursday.

According to, stern-looking security operatives took over the roads and diverted traffic leading to chaotic traffic situation in Yenagoa. All security commanders, the police, Air Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, relocated temporarily to Otuoke, the hometown of the President to ensure a hitch-free ceremony.

The first lady, Patience Jonathan and the Chief of Staff, Aso Rock, arrived ahead of the President on Thursday, while the President arrived the state for the marriage on Friday.

Also a popular market at Kpansia which holds on Saturday has been closed.

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