Reuben Abati, who was Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, says the drinking rumors are false.
Rumours have been circulating for months about the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s habit of being found drunk in Aso-Rock.
A former aide, Reuben Abati, who was Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, says it is not true.
Abati, in an interview with Rock City 101.9 FM, Abeokuta, Ogun State, said “rumours that Jonathan was excessively fond of drinking alcohol had to do with stereotyping about people from the South-South geo-political zone.”
“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,” Abati said.