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Okupe Recants, Prostrates for Obasanjo


Former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has said he visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, kissed and prostrated before him on Sunday.

Okupe said this in his Facebook post this Friday.

Okupe, who once served under Obasanjo as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, said their relationship turned sour after he began working for Jonathan.

Okupe said: “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 administration.

“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 all is well that ends well.”

It will be recalled that during the build-up to the last presidential election, Obasanjo had openly criticised Jonathan.

He alleged that Jonathan had recruited a team of snipers and also said Jonathan was afraid that the then presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, would jail him if he won.

Obasanjo had also torn his membership card of the Peoples Democratic Party which attracted condemnation from Jonathan’s men

Okupe had openly condemned Obasanjo in the process of defending Jonathan.


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