Sunday, May 17, 2015

President Jonathan begs Nigerians for Forgiveness

President Goodluck Jonathan today begged any Nigerian he may have offended while in office to forgive him. The plea was made today during a farewell service organized for him and his family on Sunday at the Aso Villa chapel.

The President said there was no way he would not have stepped on toes in his roles first as Vice President, Acting President, and President of Nigeria. He added that this would not have been deliberate. 
“So for the eight (years) that one has been there, definitely one is not perfect. We have certainly done things that probably we wouldn’t have done that way, but we didn’t do things deliberately.
“So for those who we have offended it was not deliberate, it was circumstances of the office. So we also plead that those people should forgive, we think we have done our best.
“You can do your best and your friends may misunderstand you,” he said.
Mr. Jonathan said his last service at the chapel would have been on May 24, but on that day, “we will all go to the National Christian Centre for the inauguration service. So for me and my wife, this is our last day of worship here. The congregation will continue until new government takes over.”
Meanwhile the Vice President-elect ,Yemi Osinbajo, was absent at the farewell service which would have seen the President officially handing over the chapel to him.

Speaking to journalists after the Sunday service, the Aso Rock Chaplain, Obioma Onwuzurumba, said the Vice President-elect had been duly invited but was unfortunately absent. He sent a representative in his stead.

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