The Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri released a statement stating clearly the report by Saharareporters on President Jonathan’s health is a wicked one and a Complete Fabrication.
Read Reno Omokri press release below.
My attention has been drawn to the story on Saharareporters alleging that the President left Nigeria abruptly due to health challenges sustained as a result of alleged “heavy drinking”. This story is another lie that saharareporters has become known for.
The Summit on Peace and Security in Africa which holds in Paris France between Thursday and Friday this week was scheduled months in advance and President Jonathan had confirmed attendance.
How can travel plans to attend a Security summit scheduled in advance with 50 Heads of State be “abrupt”? Did the President also “abruptly” arrange the attendance of the United Nations Secretary General, French President, Francois Hollande and fifty other Heads of State in Paris this week?
As was already indicated in the presidency’s press release from two weeks ago, there was no “bout of bingeing on alcohol in celebration of his birthday” or on any other day.
The Nigerian public watched on live television as the President attended the 2nd North-East Economic Summit in Gombe, Gombe state, on Tuesday the 3rd of December and visited the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar immediately thereafter before returning to Abuja for travel on the same day. Are these the actions of a man who suffers from “abrupt health challenges”?
The public will note that Saharareporters’ story does not provide any proof beyond referring to an unnamed “source”. Again, I reiterate that this story is entirely false and we challenge them to produce even the slightest evidence to buttress their claims.