Jonathan denies having a net worth of $100 million


President Goodluck Jonathan has made it clear that he sue this online website, RichestLifestyle.com  and other publications that claimed he is the sixth richest African President with a net worth of $100 million dollars.

In a statement yesterday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati said President Jonathan has never been a businessman and all his income since 1999 till date has been from the emoluments he earned from the offices he has held.

According to Dr Abati, the “the totally unwarranted inclusion of President Jonathan in the publication titled “Africa’s Richest Presidents 2014″ is another attempt to unjustifiably portray the President as a corrupt leader and incite public disaffection against him”.

He said that “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 statement reads: “We have noted with consternation the listing of President  Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by a website – RichestLifestyle.com – as the sixth richest African President with an estimated net worth of $100 million U.S. Dollars.

“The Presidency condemns the totally unwarranted inclusion of President Jonathan in the publication titled “Africa’s Richest Presidents 2014″ as another attempt to unjustifiably portray the President as a corrupt leader and incite public disaffection against him.

Dr Reuben categorically asserted that there is no factual basis for ranking President Jonathan as the sixth richest African Head of State with a net worth of about $100 million U.S. Dollars.

Reuben Abati while speaking on behalf of the President demanded that RichestLifestyle.com and those contributing to the circulation of this fake information should retract and immediately tender an apology to the President or be prepared to substantiate their libelous claims against the President in courts of law within and outside Nigeria.