Nigerians have started to react furiously to the article written by the former Presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, titled; ‘The phones no longer ring’.
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Here are the reactions below:
Reuben Abati, shut the hell up. Traitor. Turncoat. Shameless, unscrupulous, unprincipled fool. Boy don’t even try to broker any form of resumption of dialogue with mainstream Nigerians. Nobody wants to hear from you. For 4 years, you imperiously turned a deaf ear to your original constituency, the loyal Nigerians that respected and looked up to you. Rather you chose to serve your belly at the decadent tables of your corrupt masters of impunity, perfidy and profligacy at Aso Rock. Now the party is over, the music has died down, the DJ has gone home and the celebrant has returned to the creek, you now want to resume talking to those you ignored and let down all these years? Hell no. Recede into infamy and ignominy. Your voice no longer carries any weight of integrity, respect nor honor. You left all those virtues at the tables of corrupt merriment of old Aso Rock. Now you are spent and empty and your hands are soiled with the filth of corruption. Shut up and crawl into a hole somewhere in the creeks with your creek cretin master. Punk just shut up already!
Story for the gods!!!! Your name is in the memory of Nigerians as member of a terrible and corrupt government, no amount of stories will change that, and I was expecting that you will swear by the god of iron (ogun) that you never shared among the Million dollars, please keep your story to your self, so you only spent your salary all through the time you were with the president, we no be Maga again o, Buhari don open our eyes of how millions of barrels of crude oil was stolen on a daily basis, while you are busy as a good writer to published good grammar to back the stealing up, According to Oshio baba, Elephant leg is missing in our pot of soup, you are part of the story, keep your story for the gods, if you want your phone ring again, put your number open to Nigerians, we will call you to ask questions on how terribly you guys have damaged the country, Mr Phone ringer….
Moses Oludele Idowu
You want to know why the phones are silent? I will tell you.If the phones are silent for the whole day just because you lost election even when you are still in government then something is also wrong with that government. Nigerians are not as bad as government officials and failed politicians paint them to be. If the phones are silent it probably is because you failed the expectations of the people who laboured and suffered to elect you.
I think this is an attempt to test the waters. To guage the amount of sh*tstorm that would be triggered if he ever rears that head or shows that face again. Well mr Abati, skillfullness in writing and good command of English Language does not add or remove anything from the fact that you are a desperate,valueless,cheap hustler,like a lot of Nigerians are!!! You are a defender of crime and corruption. Thousands of lives were destroyed by the actions of your masters and your job was to trivialise and justify those crimes and you tried really hard. You are like the Goebbels of the Hitler-era. You should enjoy your share of the loot quietly. But please don’t try to play on our intelligence by trying to pass yourself as a decent citizen ever again. You chose money over honour so enjoy your loot and leave honour to those that deserve it.Please duck back into your hole ,spare us that face of yours and do not rear your hydra-head ever again. Bury it in shame!!!!
Abati is really ridiculous. He says that people behaved as if there was a tree at the ‘Residence’ that produced money. We all know that not only was there such a tree, there were many of such trees. Dieziani Allison-Maduekwe surely plucked money from such trees. So also with numerous Jonathanians, like Onyeka Onwenu, Kuku, Okonjo-Iweala etc.
We are going to hear more of such people who pocketed money from trees growing at the ‘Residence’ in due course. If Abati wants us to believe that he was a saint in a cauldron of grotesque sinners, then good luck to him, all puns intended. No doubt about it: he served as media advisor to probably the most corrupt President that Nigeria has ever had, including the notorious Abacha.
Your post belittles Diezani as plucking money from trees! Her case was a river of dollars, pounds, etc.- a permanent flood! Instead of plucking, she just brought her vessels and filled them brimful!
Abati, if this is a subtle way to warm yourself back into the consciousness of the Nigerian masses, then you have woefully failed. You wrote incredibly well, criticizing every government prior GEJ’s only for you to use your noble craft as ransom for a pot of “political appointment” porridge. Now you have finished feeding frenzy on our patrimony corruptly stashed at the “Residence”, you are back to unabashedly tell us tales of how the saintly goat was routinely summoned to look out for the yam instead of confessing how the yams fell victim to the goats’ ferocious devour. You must have thought Nigerians to be ordinary fools with short memory to have hurried back so soon to continue your self serving write ups. We expect some remorse and not this volt face impenitence from you and your shameless masters. That your phones suddenly gone silent is nothing but anticlimax. So, go ahead and enjoy that lonesome peace of the grave yard while the Nigeria vault counts its losses.
Mathias Jugu Ekele from Facebook – 47 minutes ago
You people that don’t see good things in others simply because the Person worked with Goodluck can never reach the pick of your career cos you are full of hate. Lean to love.
Aminu Shehu from Facebook – 2 hours ago
You are no longer relevant,you have expired,why should your phones ring now? We’ve been saved from listening to lies & twisted facts from you.
Zaiyann Dxaria from Facebook – 3 hours ago
Hello! You’ve not seen anything yet, until the time the people u have favoured start revealing your secrets.
chuvanze @chuvanzefrom Twitter – 4h
@Chxta Abati’s piece tells us more than people want to admit.He made some mistakes,Yes.But this piece is instructional,even to those in govt