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Okupe 'How I begged Obasanjo for forgiveness' - Jonathan's ex-aide

Okupe, who had also worked under Obasanjo, had severally criticised the former president during the re-election campaign of Jonathan.

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‎Former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, Doyin Okupe, has recounted how he kissed and postrated to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, asking for forgiveness.

He said Obasanjo, at a reconciliation meeting, was furious and vented his anger on him (Okupe) before eventually accepting his apology.

Okupe, who had also worked under Obasanjo, had severally criticised the former president during the re-election campaign of Jonathan.

“Last Sunday , in the company of some friends I met with Baba Obasanjo principally to try and settle and resolve the misunderstanding that has existed between Baba and I since I joined the Jonathan’s administration,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Friday, May 13.

“Vintage Baba, he descended on me heavily and vented his anger copiously. I prostrated and held his feet as a well trained Yoruba man and pleaded earnestly for his forgiveness, occasionally given short explanations for areas I considered my actions were misunderstood.

“Also typical of Baba, ever willing to forgive a repentant son, we embraced, I even kissed him as a loving son.“Politics sometimes is such a bad business, you hurt your friends and even benefactors, but its all that is well that ends well.”

Okupe is one of the Chieftains of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, who vowed to pull out of the party if its Chairmanship position is not zoned to their region.

The party has since zoned the Chairmanship to the north ahead of its National Convention slated for May 21, 2016.

However, Okupe had on Thursday, May 12, announced the sack of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff  and the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC).

READ: ‘Dasuki only gave me money to run my office,’ Okupe says

He made the announcement in his capacity as the spokesman for a group under the aegis of the Concerned Stakeholders of the PDP.

According to report, also part of the group are deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, former Education minister, Professor Tunde Adeniran and Chief, Raymond Dokpesi.

 

 

 

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