- Dino Melaye said he has taken a humble pie as he apologised to Goodluck Jonathan
- Speaking at a book launch in honour of Jonathan, the former lawmaker said he was sorry for being "blinded" at the efforts of the former president
- According to the flamboyant former senator, Jonathan did incredibly well but was not appreciated until his successor took over the helm of affairs
Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has tendered an apology to former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for discrediting his efforts when he was in power.
Melaye made this remark on Tuesday, December 15, in Abuja during a book launch in the honour of the former president titled "Dear President Goodluck Jonathan."
The book, which was written by a veteran journalist, Bonaventure Melah, captures the former president's life in the office.
The event was graced by former and serving lawmakers, party chieftains and governors including Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and Udom Gabriel Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom.
Jonathan ruled between 2010 and 2015 when he was finally defeated by the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, with Melaye who used to be a force in the ruling party calling for the resignation of the former president amid financial and security setbacks.
Melaye, who commended Jonathan for his statesmanship, also described him as a man whose legacy is speaking after leaving office.
"Having seen what you did as president and the sorry state of our country today, I want to publicly say once I was blind now I can see.
"On behalf of all of us who shot blindly, we are sorry, very very sorry."
Also speaking at the event, Governor Ganduje commended the former president for his almajiri schools.
Jonathan on 2023 presidency
The former president said it is too early to talk about his interest in the 2023 elections, saying there are still other issues to focus on ahead of the next general election.
According to him, there are many important issues which the country must address before shifting attention to new presidency.
Our unity is questionable - Jonathan
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Jonathan stated that the country's unity is questionable with the youths' continuous affiliation to regional interest rather than national harmony.
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