Consulting firm, Alder Consulting’s Subomi Plumptre, who was supposed to speak alongside Bobrisky at a New Media Citizens and Governance Conference in Abuja has also pulled out of the event as the company was not comfortable with their brand image being identified with the crossdresser.
The company in a statement today said that “the inclusion of Bobrisky unfortunately sensationalises and radicalises what should otherwise be a serious discourse on new approaches to media.”
Earlier today, the PA to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad confirmed that he would not be speaking at the event because of the organisers’ inclusion of Bobrisky as a co panelist.
Read Alder Consulting’s official statement on their withdrawal…
“@SubomiPlumptre’s agreement to participate was vetted within the organisation alongside Alder’s corporate risk assessment parameters. Our parameters include the quality of fit with the organisation’s vision, mission, values & ethos and the quality of the panel.
“Our parameters also include the seriousness of the event, the credibility of the organisers and the effect on our brand and employees. Subomi agreed to participate based on these parameters and the panel originally sent to her did not include Idris Okuneye (Bobrisky).
“Subomi only learnt of the change to the panel like everyone else on Twitter at which she called EIE Nigeria about the change in panel. Such a change disqualifies @SubomiPlumptre from participating and she has formally withdrawn from the event.
“The inclusion of Bobrisky unfortunately sensationalises & radicalises what should otherwise be a serious discourse on new approaches to media”