Goodluck Jonathan Is Not A Drunkard - Reuben Abati

Date: 23-08-2015 8:47 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Former Media adviser to the administration, Dr. Reuben Abati has publicly defended his former boss over rumors that the former President often hit the bottle a little too hard on occasion.

In an interview with RockCity FM, Abeokuta, Abati said, “President Jonathan does not drink. You see, that’s one of the myths about that administration and you must understand how this thing is, it’s all about perception, communication, it’s all about what goes out and it’s about stereotyping. People just stereotype people from a particular part of the country as drunkards, and they look for justification for one type of behaviour or the other.

But I can tell you that in my 4 years of working for President Jonathan, I never found him in a bibulous situation.

If he ever tasted any drink, maybe a glass of wine during special occasions. All those stories about him drinking, about President Jonathan always being berated, about bibulous situations inside the Villa, those things did not exist. The people must find justifications to say this is why we think this situation is this way it is. I tell you and Nigerians will remember that he is a very humble man; he is a very committed person to the Nigerian project.

If you look at the results of the elections, you’ll see that he lost the elections with about 2.5 million votes or thereabout, which means that a large number of Nigerians still believed in him and also believed in his ability and his capability of his administration to move Nigeria forward. We were dealing with a democracy; the people have a right to make a choice, when the people make a choice, we respect that choice. And our commitment as Nigerians, whoever we may be, whatever we maybe our station, is to remain committed to Nigeria, and to support whoever has emerged and to respect the choice and the decision of Nigerians.

This is not about witch-hunt, it’s not about criticising people, the Nigerian people have spoken and we stand by the decision of the Nigerian people. And we all support whoever is there to move Nigeria forward. So this backward looking, can we just look forward? Can we all just work together to move Nigeria forward? For me, that is where the emphasis should be, because we are all Nigerians and at the end of the day the country is more important than all of us”


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Posted: at 23-08-2015 08:47 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- SOGaiya at 23-08-2015 08:54 PM (7 years ago)
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Rtd Abati we read
Posted: at 23-08-2015 08:54 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 23-08-2015 09:00 PM (7 years ago)
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Beneno, kill the light 4 me I want to climb on top something
Posted: at 23-08-2015 09:00 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 23-08-2015 09:03 PM (7 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 23-08-2015 09:03 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 23-08-2015 09:03 PM (7 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 23-08-2015 09:03 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PaskyWosky at 23-08-2015 09:04 PM (7 years ago)
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bygone
Posted: at 23-08-2015 09:04 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- PoliticxGuru at 23-08-2015 09:11 PM (7 years ago)
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then u are
Posted: at 23-08-2015 09:11 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 23-08-2015 09:18 PM (7 years ago)
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na lie jare
Posted: at 23-08-2015 09:18 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- beneno at 23-08-2015 10:00 PM (7 years ago)
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ooooooh
Posted: at 23-08-2015 10:00 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- eoadex2003 at 23-08-2015 10:13 PM (7 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
Posted: at 23-08-2015 10:13 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 23-08-2015 10:22 PM (7 years ago)
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Even if Jonathan was a drunkarrd as claim, he has never embarrass himself in public like Obj and baba orijin aka lagoon.
Posted: at 23-08-2015 10:22 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Barluty at 23-08-2015 10:25 PM (7 years ago)
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Useless set of people
Posted: at 23-08-2015 10:25 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kundok at 23-08-2015 10:38 PM (7 years ago)
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reuben , pls say only what you know..... you were not with presyGEJ 24/7/360 oooooooooooooo
there are  those who know about his drinking habbit
Posted: at 23-08-2015 10:38 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- elchymo at 24-08-2015 04:07 AM (7 years ago)
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We have heard u
Posted: at 24-08-2015 04:07 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- rara4romSA at 24-08-2015 05:40 AM (7 years ago)
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kk
Posted: at 24-08-2015 05:40 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- moralemike07 at 24-08-2015 06:19 AM (7 years ago)
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I miss GEJ.
Posted: at 24-08-2015 06:19 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- yungdrizzy at 24-08-2015 07:41 AM (7 years ago)
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that guy was a drunkdard,,,the masses arnt stupid,,,,
Posted: at 24-08-2015 07:41 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- ngfineface at 24-08-2015 08:13 AM (7 years ago)
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Your opinion.
Posted: at 24-08-2015 08:13 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Donchijoz at 24-08-2015 08:35 AM (7 years ago)
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That one na June 12
Posted: at 24-08-2015 08:35 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DeboNero at 24-08-2015 09:21 AM (7 years ago)
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Idiot! So, wot is he?
Posted: at 24-08-2015 09:21 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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