Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he never took offence with those who did not support his re-election bid in 2015. He also said he is not the type to harbor grudge.
In a facebook post, Dr. Jonathan accepted the apology of the son of former President Shehu Shagari, Aminu, who worked against him during the run-up to the 2015 Presidential election.
“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,” the post said.
The three-term House of Representatives member, Aminu, had apologized to President Jonathan, for supporting the same man who toppled the Presidency of his father in the 1983 military coup.
“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,” Aminu had said.
Dr. Jonathan’s response to the apology is consistent with his disposition to political ambition. He had said the no one’s ambition deserves the blood of any citizen.