Senator Ali Ndume, during the weekend at a book launch, tendered a repentant apology to the ex-president Ebele Jonathan for distrupting his administration and losing hope in his potentiality to lead the people then.
He expressed his regret for himself and many people who recently started realising how they lost a great man out of jealousy and selflessness.
He added that the ex-president really showed his worth before he left office. He said that the ex-president left a legacy for others to follow.
The lawmaker explained that many people who were skeptical of Jonathan’s vision for the country, now realised how great he is, adding that “Nigerians don’t value what they have until they lose it.”
Speaking at the book launch titled ‘Everything heals’ and authored by Dr. Susana Adams in Abuja, Ndume noted: “I want to appreciate Mr. President (Goodluck Jonathan). As they said, you never know what you have until you lose it. Nigerians now know that — you don’t value what you have.”
The senator’s remarks come days after Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni and some governors on the party’s platform visited Jonathan.
“We thank God for your life. You have changed the political culture and landscape of this country. You don’t know how great you are in the eyes of those that were skeptical, those that didn’t know you and those that did not come close to you,” he eulogised the erstwhile Nigerian leader.
Ndume recalled how people working with Jonathan accused him (senator) of sponsoring Boko Haram and how he was eventually vindicated by the court six years later.
He continued: “I am one of those that used to criticise you, but it was more constructive. Even, I remember in 2011, I had a breakfast with Mr. President (Jonathan) and I was accused of sponsoring Boko Haram. I was arrested by the DSS where I was detained for 30 days, and I went to court for six years. When I was vindicated, I also had the opportunity to run into him too and he said to me, ‘Ndume, you have been patient and God has vindicated you, take this as a part of blessings from the Almighty’.”
The book launch ended with a speech from the author of the book. She stated the importance of alternate medicine.
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