Following his misconduct at the collation and announcement of the presidential election results at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, where he disrupted the process for a while, the former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has apologised to Nigerians.
Orubebe tendered the unreserved apology to Nigerians on Tuesday evening, saying he regretted his action. He said Attahiru Jega ‘s failure to treat the petition of the PDP over some results in the North made him react in that manner
His words: “ I apologise generally to Nigerians especially to the younger generation. I want to say if my action hurt them, I deeply regret it.
“I am naturally a man of peace and a child of God. I love and hold the interest of this country at heart. Hence, my reaction was provoked by Prof Jega’s behaviour.
“I strongly believe in fairness, equity and justice which I felt we were deprived of. I sincerely apologise and request national pardon. I love peace, I preach peace and hold national unity in high esteem.
“That is why I anchored the ceasefire that is now being enjoyed in the South South region. I earnestly beg to be forgiven, in spite of the embarrassment caused to our dear people. I am indeed sorry , I was only pushed to the wall .”