Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe has come out to apologize to Nigerians for his outburst prior to the commencement of announcement of the presidential election at the National Collation Centre, Abuja on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Orubebe said his reaction was opined by his love for the country, stating that he was a man of peace.
The former minister also apologized to the younger Nigerian generation, stating his sincere apologies.
He said: “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.”