Nigerian Ex-President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has responded to veteran journalist, Dele Sobowale’s apology article.
In 2014, Dele wrote a defamatory article about the ex- president which according to him he regretted writing.
See Goodluck Jonathan’s response here:
“Dear Dr Dele Sobowale
As you expected, my attention was drawn to your apology as expressed in your Sunday vanguard news column of March 22, 2020. You specifically regretted an article you wrote in 2014 in which you called me all manner of names.
The truth Dele is that I never took such criticism from you or any other of my critics personally.
I may have felt bad as a human being, but I assumed that you were driven more by a patriotic feeling to see our nation make progress, than any personal hatred for me.
Although I believed that many of our critics at that time misjudged our plans and programmes for the country, I was fully convinced that our democracy would be better served if we allowed all Nigerians to freely hold us to account, without let or hindrance.
As I always say, I have no enemies to fight. You will always earn my respect. GEJ
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