Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan says he has accepted Hon. Aminu Shagari’s apology for undermining his government and working against his reelection in 2015. Jonathan conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari following his shocking loss, a rare move in this part of the world.
Aminu is the son of deceased former President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.
Hon. Shagari, a 3-term member of the House of Representatives, who was one of those that dumped Jonathan, then the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, apologized to the politician in a published interview over the weekend.
Jonathan in a post on his Facebook page Monday 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”.