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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So who's lying; Reuben Abati or Pan African News Agency?

Jonathan and Yayi
Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati said yesterday that President Jonathan never contested the AU chairmanship with Benin Rep President, Boni Yayi. But reputable news agency - Pan African News Agency (PANA) reported otherwise.

What PANA wrote below...
Yayi Boni succeeds Obiang Nguema as AU Chairman
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The President of Benin, Yayi Boni, has taken over the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) following his nomination at a mini-Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Boni's election came as a result of compromise by the West African leaders.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan had made a last-minute bid for the Chairmanship, but his quest was opposed by Ghana and other West African states which supported the Beninese President.
 So who's lying? Continue reading...


Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema handed over the leadership of the AU and installed the new Chairman at the 18th AU Summit, which kicked off on Sunday, with the crisis in North Africa and the need to manage the transitions in the region dominating discussions.

Speaking during the meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon made a formal plea to African leaders to appreciate the differences in the crises in Libya and Cote d’Ivoire and mend fences for the sake of future relations.

“There were differences in Cote d’Ivoire and Libya. These were not differences of objectives or goals; our partnership is anchored in shared values. These were differences in operational and strategic approaches. This is natural, even to be expected among organisations with varied mandates and membership,” Ban said.
-0- PANA AO/VAO 29Jan2012
29 january 2012 10:23:18

21 comments:

Logos Audibles said...

Congrats Linda!!! Just learnt about your award here http://ideapolice.blogspot.com/2012/01/linda-ikeji-and-two-others-are-now-top.html#

Anonymous said...

comon sense 'll tell u is our former chairman of editorial board of guardian now battering his image as presidential spoke lier of jonah. reuben i dey weep 4 u. cos of moni u ar tanishing d gud reputation u built over yrs

Anonymous said...

no one is lying here. from the report of PA News Agency, Jonathan wanted to contest but was not allowed to

Anonymous said...

As in foreign news media can't lie? Or it's not human beings working there? The only place we can get the truth would probably be from the people who voted.

Anonymous said...

Our psyche has been so battered by IBB that we are sceptical about the truth even if it is stairing right into our face. Reuben Abati of course is telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

Money don change reuben na, he has become the commander of the federal republic of liars in Nigeria.

I am the no Sender said...

Linda. Tiri gbosas for u. Thetz whata call balanced reporting, u get me? You report for and against, ok? Kudos babe. Soon, I just may nominate u for a Pulitzer.

FortySeven said...

Na today Reuben start to lie???

Anonymous said...

Reuben abate is a complete disgrace to his profession,family & tribe. I am ashamed this man who sold his soul for money is my kinsman. I wonder if he thinks he'll take his stollen loot with him when he goes to hell,shameless thing!

Anonymous said...

Don't blame him at all, the guy has got to make a living....by lying. What a pity.

Chikaka said...

They just go there and sully their names. Segun Adeniyi and now Reuben Abati. It's a hatchet man's job....

me,masef n eyes said...

dia u go again 'anti GEJ' jst 4 d luv fans...even if im indicate interest,contest,fail, and so?Stop tradeing saharareporter path,sowore s goin down soon....ah lyk ur blog die sha*thumbsup*

Igwe Osita One said...

Linda,
Is there no way we can know those that contested the elections..its a matter of simply investigative journalism...I dont know why we try to discredit Reuben Abati but believe unreliable sources?? Its incredible....

Anonymous said...

Who is lying? Abati na wash na! Linda, Ajuju gia sef!

Anonymous said...

The article you posted above is what I read on nairaland.com a few days ago. It is obvious that Reuben Abati is lying to protect GEJ from shame. You know fully well that the average Nigerian working for a president will do anything for money.

Anonymous said...

I did a search on PANA PRESS WEBSITE http://www.panapress.com and I did not find the story i.e. the one you quoted on your blog. I also did a general google search using the exact phrase from your site - 'Yayi Boni succeeds Obiang Nguema as AU Chairman' and restricting the search to panapress.com, it did not return any result.

I was wondering - did someone send you the information/did you copy it from another news source?

Or did you see the information yourself on the PAN AFRICAN NEWS WEBSITE. If you did, can you put up the link?

However, I did find the article about Abati response on PANA PRESS website - http://www.panapress.com/-Nigeria-s-President-did-not-contest-AU-Chairmanship----12-816409-20-lang2-index.html.

Anonymous said...

We are gradually been relegated to the back.did you see where GEJ was placed during the photo session?in the 3rd line!!!!i trust OBJ,even if he wasnt the president heading the union,he would have stood right in front.this man we call our president!hmmmm!!!that said,i am highly dissapointed in mr Abati.i was one of his ardent followers when he wrote for the papers.his deliveries were on point and perfectly delivered.now he is the ass cleaner for this pathetic government and clueless government.i wish sir that you would live while you can as this palm oil on your white attire is spreading real fast.money sir isnt everything.please sir donnot sell whats left of your soul and dignity.

belzi said...

this is painful...haba well if nigerians must know, he never contested 4 the chairman..let dis man be 4 once now or arent they seeing the gud thngs he is doing now..haba!!?????

Anonymous said...

@Belzi,
what good things would that be? Maybe you should start listing them or are you GEJ's relative or monetary beneficiary? If you are, please step aside. We don't need people like you telling us anything.

Anonymous said...

@belzi, which good things? Please mention just three since he became Vice President till now.

Anonymous said...

@belzi you are very stupid for talking name 1 single thing that GEJ has don since he has been in aso rock as vice president and now president? except bringing hardship. So close that you rotten fish mouth okay!!!