2015 election: Shagari’s son apologises to Jonathan, former president reacts

2015 election: Shagari’s son apologises to Jonathan, former president reacts

- Aminu Shagari has apologised to ex-President Jonathan over the role he played in his defeat in 2015

- Aminu who is a lawmaker and son of the late former president, Shehu Shagari, said he is disappointed in Buhari's performance

- Reacting, Jonathan thanked Aminu for the apology while noting that he never took offence at what the lawmaker did

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Aminu Shagari, a three-term member of the House of Representatives member, has apologised to ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the role he played in his defeat in 2015.

Aminu who is a son of late President Shehu Shagari said he helped to bring down Jonathan’s government to ensure the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, PM News reported.

2015 election: Shagari’s son Aminu apologises to Jonathan, former president reacts
2015 election: Shagari’s son Aminu apologises to Jonathan, former president reacts. Photo credit: Goodluck Jonathan
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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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The lawmaker said he is disappointed in President Buhari's administration, noting that the security situation has deteriorated under his watch.

Aminu said:

“Unfortunately, our security situation has degenerated from bad to worse and the President has refused to listen to every voice of reasoning. Rather, he has turned a deaf ear to what people are saying and insisted on keeping the service chiefs."

He also slammed the Buhari administration for the hike in the price of petrol and electricity tariff amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, ex-President Jonathan has reacted to the apology offered by the lawmaker.

In a post on his official Facebook page, the former president said:

"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."

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In a similar development, ahead of the 2023 presidential election, supporters of President Buhari are reportedly considering backing Jonathan for the number one seat to satisfy the increasing clamour for power shift to the south.

President Buhari’s close loyalists allegedly believe that Jonathan will be the best man for the position if power were to shift to the south.

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