Elder Godsday Orubebe, the Former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has apologised to Nigerians over his infamous conduct at the collation and announcement of the presidential election results at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.
The former minister, who also spoke to LEADERSHIP last night through a telephone interview in Abuja, tendered unreserved apology to Nigerians yesterday, said he regretted his action. He also claimed that his action was sequel to the failure of Prof. Jega to treat the petition of the PDP over some results in the North.
He Said, “Election is a passionate thing and I really regret what took place this morning. I was unnecessarily pushed by Jega to get to that level. I want to apologize particularly to young Nigerians that look up to take politics as a career to say that what happened was not intended to cause them any embarrassment. To Nigerians generally, I regret my actions even as an elder in the church, and a leader, the young men expected to see a lot from me and I believe that if there was any disappointment they got from me, I apologize to Nigerians and to the youths of this country.”
“We have always talked about peace in this country and remember that when there was crisis in the Niger Delta, I was one of the architects that sacrificed to get the creeks to tell the militants that we need peace in this country alongside President Goodluck Jonathan.”