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Jonathan tells Aminu Shagari to emulate late father, says he has forgiven for working against him in 2015



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Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has replied Hon. Aminu Shagari, son of the late Shehu Shagari who sought to be forgiven for working against him in 2015 Presidential election.

Jonathan contested for second term of office in 2015, in which he was defeated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In his Facebook’s post, Jonathan acknowledged Aminu Shagari’s
public apology, saying that he.has no enemy to fight and that he never took offence against anyone, particularly those who worked against him.

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He wrote, “Dear Honourable Aminu Shagari, Thank you for your apology. However, I never took offence. My firm belief is that I am a pencil in the Hand of God.

“Therefore, I have no enemies to fight, because of my confidence that people can only do to me what God permits. I urge you to continue to emulate the humility of your father, the late President Shehu Shagari, a most detribalised Nigerian. May God bless you. GEJ.”

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Aminu is the son of late Ahaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari who was toppled as a civilian President in 1983 by Muhammadu Buhari/Tunde Idiagbon coup.

Aminu Shagari who was in a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives for three times had through apology statement to Jonathan maintained that Buhari cannot effectively tackle some of Nigeria’s challenges.

He said, “Let me use this opportunity to tender a public apology to former President Jonathan and seek forgiveness because I helped to divide the Peoples Democratic Party and bring down his government, but, I have found out that what we thought about his stewardship was not entirely true.

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“I expect President Buhari to also ask for forgiveness having found out that most of the things he accused my dad’s and President Jonathan’s administrations of are not true.”

Speaking on the current state of Nigeria, Aminu said “I am very disappointed.” He noted that Nigeria’s only hope is in good governance.


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