Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Monday responded to the apology tendered to him by Aminu Shagari, son of former President, Shehu Shagari, over the role the Sokoto politician played in bringing down his administration.
The three-term member of the House of Representatives had admitted that he helped to divide the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to make sure that President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 despite the fact that Buhari deposed his father in a military coup in 1983.
Shagari has said in a interview: “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. 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.”
In his response on his Facebook account, Jonathan stated: 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