Hon. Aminu Shehu Shagari, son of late President Shehu Shagari, has expressed regret at his role in the ill-fated reelection bid of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 election.
Aminu, a three-time federal lawmaker in an interview with Punchng.com said he has regret for rallying support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015 rather than Jonathan saying that the incumbent was a disappointment.
He said the President repaid good with evil even when the senior Shagari, the late president died, “This is somebody we really supported, campaigned for and mobilised people for his election because we obediently adhered to our father’s dictate to forgive and let bygone be bygone. The same Muhammadu Buhari, in the condolence letter he gave the state governor (Aminu Waziri Tambuwal), promised to immortalise our dad. Close to two years after his death, he has yet to fulfil his promise. Whereas he recently named certain landmarks after some Nigerians who are still alive, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.”
Expressing his regret, “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.”