Reuben Abati talks about Buhari’s interview on Arise TV
Former media aide to ex-President Jonathan, Reuben Abati talks about Buhari’s interview on Arise TV and cleared some conspiracy theories as regards the interview.
Reuben Abati, who is a former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, decided to share some information regarding the recent interview with President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an article on Tuesday, the 15th of June, 2021, Abati, a journalist with Arise Television, tried to clear some conspiracy theories concerning the President through his explanation.
We recall that there had been claims about the Presidency being taken over by a cabal, with some people also arguing that the elected President died a long time ago and had been replaced by a body clone called Jibrin from Sudan.
Nigerians had also been informed about how their President was suffering from a combination of dementia and senility and his present administration had been taken over by some persons who make the main decisions for the country in his name.
The issue was that these conspiracies thrived due to the absence of the Buhari’s personal voice.
However, the President was interviewed by the Arise TV team made up of Prince Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman of the Arise/ThisDay Media Group, owners of ThisDay newspaper and Arise TV; Olusegun Adeniyi, former Presidential spokesperson during the Yar’Ádua administration, who is currently Chairman of the ThisDay Newspaper Editorial Board; Ms Tundun Abiola, lawyer, daughter of the late Chief MKO Abiola, and Reuben Abati.
According to Mr Reuben:
“The man that our team sat with and interviewed didn’t sound like a Jibrin from Sudan,” Abati said.
“He was alert, alive, informed, confident, relaxed, witty and capable of disarming humour. He was not the invalid or the senile old man that his critics say he is.
“He didn’t sound weak either. As the interview progressed, he had another function that he needed to attend, and we didn’t leave the Villa until about 11 pm.
“Less than 12 hours later, the same man, the following day was in Lagos to commission rail, maritime, and security projects.”
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