Why Jonathan Appointed Doyin Okupe and push Abati aside

Why Jonathan Appointed Doyin Okupe and push Abati aside


President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Dr. Doyin Okupe as the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs. National Mirror learn Okupe was appointed on Wednesday and resumed work at the Presidential Villa yesterday. The new presidential aide confirmed his appointment to National Mirror last night.

“I have resumed on Thursday as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs,” he said. Okupe told National Mirror that his job schedule entails deepening the relationship between the Presidency and the public.

“My duty is to engage the public, media and civil societies on matters and issues that are current and affect the Presidency.

I will also provide avenue for proper dissemination of information,” Okupe said.

A presidential source said the appointment was done to change the poor public perception of the President, especially through poor handling of his media by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

President Jonathan has always been at the receiving end in the media from the opposition.
Okupe was the spokesman of former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his first term. He is a medical doctor and politician.

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President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Dr. Doyin Okupe as the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs. National Mirror learn Okupe was appointed on Wednesday and resumed work at the Presidential Villa yesterday. The new presidential aide confirmed his appointment to National Mirror last night.

“I have resumed on Thursday as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs,” he said. Okupe told National Mirror that his job schedule entails deepening the relationship between the Presidency and the public.

“My duty is to engage the public, media and civil societies on matters and issues that are current and affect the Presidency.

I will also provide avenue for proper dissemination of information,” Okupe said.

A presidential source said the appointment was done to change the poor public perception of the President, especially through poor handling of his media by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

President Jonathan has always been at the receiving end in the media from the opposition.
Okupe was the spokesman of former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his first term. He is a medical doctor and politician.

National Mirror

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