Presidential Media aide Dr Reuben Abati has debunked reports that he had ditched President Goodluck Jonathan’s government.
Rumours that Dr Abati had resigned was knocking on every social media forum which continuously massaged the aftermath of the republication of an article report in a 2009 in which the President’s aide pushed for the stoning of government officials following decisions to withdraw fuel subsidy then, a stance he is defending now.
The former chairman of the Guardian Editorial Board and spokersperson to President Goodluck Jonathan, criticising the removal of fuel subsidy then had gone viral,however refuting his resignation rumour had said viral on the internet, rumours have begun to circulate widely that Dr. Abati has resigned his appointment.
Reports said on Thursday afternoon that Dr. Abati described the report as blackmail claiming the the rumours were untrue: “It is a lie that I have resigned. It is blackmail. I am in the office,” he was quoted as saying.
He however demurred other questions. “My apologies. I am in a meeting and will call you back,” he said.