Wednesday, October 8, 2014

President Jonathan Reacts To The List Of Richest African President...Demands Retraction And An Apology


Okay this morning it was headline on news after Richestlist.com published a post yesterday on The List Of Richest African President, naming President Goodluck Jonathan as the 6th richest African President with an estimated net worth of $100 Million U.S. Dollars. The President has reacted through his Special adviser Ruben to the post and therefore demand that not only the main sourced blog who first published but other blogs both within and outside Nigeria to take down the post or face a law suit. A press statement has been released, read below...


We have noted with consternation the listing of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by a website – RichestLifestyle.com - as the sixth richest African President with an estimated net worth of $100 Million U.S. Dollars.
The Presidency condemns the totally unwarranted inclusion of President Jonathan in the publication titled “Africa’s Richest Presidents 2014” as another attempt to unjustifiably portray the President as a corrupt leader and incite public disaffection against him. We categorically assert that there is no factual basis for ranking President Jonathan as the sixth richest African Head of State with a net worth of about $100 Million U.S. Dollars.
As is well known, President Jonathan has never been a businessman or entrepreneur, but a life-long public servant. The President has held public office since 1999 and has regularly declared his assets as required by Nigerian laws. He has had no personal income since 1999 other than his official remuneration as deputy governor, governor, vice president, acting president and president which are matters of public record.

 There has been no significant variation in the totality of his personal assets as contained in his last declaration to the Nigerian Code of Conduct Bureau in 2011 which, as can be verified, was a very, very far cry from the $100 million figure now being bandied about by Richest Lifestyle.com and other irresponsible, copy-cat publications.
The clear and unacceptable imputation of the claim that President Jonathan is now worth about $100 Million is that the President has corruptly enriched himself while in office which is certainly not the case. We therefore demand a retraction and an unreserved apology from Richest Lifestyle.com and all those who have reproduced the offensive article. Otherwise, they should be prepared to substantiate their libelous claims against the President in courts of law within and outside Nigeria.

 Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
                     October 8, 2014

4 comments :

Oge chukwura said...

Oga Jonathan if i be you i go claim am IJN e no easy naa

Eddy Duke said...

Lol, President Joe is not similing at all.

Kam ify said...

@Oge, He doesn't want to be termed as corrupt President that made such huge money under few years on seat. Lol

Anonymous said...

Oga Jona pls declare your assest make we know~Jady