President Goodluck Jonathan has said he has no plans to reshuffle his cabinet as being speculated in the media, declaring his confidence in the ability of the current crop of ministers.
Jonathan, who said there was no truth in the speculations and further denied that there was any tension among his ministers, dismissed the rumour as an attempt to cause disaffection among members of his cabinet whom he charged not to be distracted.
A statement from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, blamed "mischief makers" whose aim was to truncate the continued drive to keep delivering on "his campaign promises by his principal".
The statement read, “Contrary to recent speculations in the media about a so-called impending cabinet reshuffle, the Presidency wishes to state emphatically that there is no truth whatsoever in the said reports.
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has implicit confidence in the ability of the current crop of ministers to deliver and has no plan to undertake any replacement at the moment.
“There is also no truth in the alleged tension among ministers as a result of the rumoured imminent cabinet change. This is a calculated attempt to cause disaffection within the cabinet and divert the attention of members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from their unwavering commitment to the implementation of the Transformation Agenda of the Jonathan Administration.
“The speculation about cabinet change is the handiwork of mischief makers who seem bent on frustrating the good intentions of the Federal Government to deliver on the campaign promises of President Jonathan.
“We advise the public to ignore the antics of these mischief makers”.