Responding to a Statement issued by President Jonathan’s media aide, the Rivers State Government has issued a warning to the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, as they told him to know his limits and be careful of the kind of threats he issues to an elected official.
In a statement issued by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Semenitari, she said; “I would want to say that the Presidential Spokesman should be careful for the kind of threats he issues to an elected Governor.
“He should remember that the President is not a prefect of the governor. He was elected as President just as the Governor was elected as a governor, and Nigeria is a federation.
“And please, Abati should know his limits and need not attempt to cross his boundaries.
“It is a bit strange to hear the kind of comments coming out of the Presidency and this showed that that statement was already prepared before Governor Amaechi spoke.
“At no point in his speech did Governor Amaechi make any references. His wife was not even discussed because she is not an official of government.
“I do not understand where or how Mr. Abati got his story, so we just take it that this is one of those clear indications of rascality with the Presidency trying to call a dog a bad name and hang it”.