President Goodluck Jonathan has slammed a recent post by RichestLifestyle.com listing him as the 6th richest president in Africa with an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, GEJ affirmed that the write up is another attempt to unjustifiably portray the President as a corrupt leader and incite public disaffection against him.
“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.”