Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, made made history and set an African record in peaceful leadership in 2015, when hen humbly and peacefully ceded power to General Muhammadu Buhari, despite being an incumbent president. GEJ, as fondly referred to by his followers, was the first demonstrate such political virtue, pronouncing the now popular expression: ” My ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian”More than five years, after such political magnanimity, many Nigerians of repute have continued to extol the GEJ’s gesture, more especially as they have seen the iron hand (or so to say) m, with which General Muhammadu Buhari infamously known as GMB, has handled Nigerians and the Nigerian Affairs. The latest personality to exonerate GEJ, is the son of the Second Republic president, Honourable Aminu Shagari, who has written to apologize to Jonathan for working against him. The Honourable Member of the House of Representatives, regretted supporting President Buhari and working against Jonathan in 2015. Having said that, Honourable Shagari called on President Buhari to also tender a public apology to this complete gentleman. His words are reported below:
“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.” (Per Vanguard Newspaper).
Meanwhile, the iconic Mr GEJ, has accepted Hon. SHAGARI’S apology, asserting that the results of the 2015 polls were the handwork of God, so he couldn’t bear grudges. Hear him, as reported by Vanguard:
“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”.
The story of GEJ gives us the rare hope, that one day, we will have leaders from Africa who would cherish the welfare their subject more than their political ambition.
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