By Kingsley Omonobi, Tordue Salem & Laide Akinboade
ABUJA —INDICATIONS emerged, yesterday, that former Attorney General and Minister of Justice and current Special Duties Minister, Michael Aondoakaa, has apologized to Information and Communications Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili over a statement he allegedly made that “Akunyili …. go confront herself with what happened in NAFDAC.” Following the alleged statement, the Information minister had issued Aondoakaa a seven-day ultimatum to clarify the statement or be dragged to court.

However, Aondoakaa, who was redeployed from Justice ministry, Wednesday, was quoted, in a letter dated 9 February, 2010, as refering to Akunyili as ‘My Dear Sister’, and noting that he was only praising the performance of the Information minister during her time at the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, where she served as Director General.

Aondoakaa said in the letter: “While much of quoted words can be rightly ascribed to me, the import of the last sentence to the effect that ‘let her go confront herself with what happened in NAFDAC’ was meant to be in the positive. The correct import of the above quoted words is that the Hon. Minister had already earned a reputation for herself while at NAFDAC and need not seek to do more by embarking on the present course of action to the detriment of a resolution already adopted unanimously by members of the FEC.”

The former Attorney General had also allegedly described Prof. Akunyili as “a self-seeking office holder who wants to make herself a cheap heroin.” He had said: “Well, first, she did not understand the constitution and she is not following events in the country. I think she was just trying to make herself a cheap heroin out of that. If you see what the Senate said, the Senate made an appeal. She does not need the FEC to make an appeal; she can also make her appeal.

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Comment by Samuel Amaechi on February 13, 2010 at 2:52am
Our former minister of justice Mr. Aondokaa will henceforth be conscious of his speeches and comment. Prof. Akunyili should please forgive him.
Comment by ikeh joseph maduabuchi on February 12, 2010 at 11:47pm
i think Samuel is right let this anadoka join his father's buzz instead of making himself a sheep in the midst of lion...
Comment by Obada samuel on February 12, 2010 at 11:14pm
let anadoka resign go to Benue state to farm and grow food for the nation i think he will be a good farmer.
Comment by Emiko E Festus on February 12, 2010 at 10:01pm
This is an abracadabra of words. According to the late music legend Fela, government magic but this words usage magic because the more you listen the less you understand. The ex-AGF is very swift at converting his horse whip words to soul soothing sound that is able to hood wink the most fiercely. An honourable man should be able to stand by their words come rain or shine. The earth is rotary be nice every time anytime.
Comment by dedons on February 12, 2010 at 9:49pm
naawah oooooooooooooo
Comment by julius adeolu on February 12, 2010 at 8:18pm
AONODOAKA go back to ur father house we don't need u again in Nigeria matter.
Comment by Tajudeen Alabede on February 12, 2010 at 6:23pm
Men of power oftentimes get carried away by the aura of power. They think that with power on their side, all is fair. They sneer at history. They become out of touch with the reality. To them, today is all that matters. Tomorrow doesn't count. But suddenly, they wake up to realise that power guarantees nothing. Power elevates. Power denigrates.
Comment by Tajudeen Alabede on February 12, 2010 at 6:21pm
Men of power oftentimes get carried away by the aura of power. They think that with power on there side, all is fair. They sneer at history. They become out of touch with the reality. To them, today is all that matters. Tomorrow doesn't count. But suddenly, they wake up to realise that power guarantees nothing. Power elevates. Power denigrates.
Comment by Olumadu on February 12, 2010 at 6:19pm
We should rise above sentiments and dig into Michael Aondoakaa's allegation. It should be dealt with, duly to verify the veracity. If any shed of truth is found, Akunyili, should put through the ambit of the law.

I pray she counters, by spilling he guts on Michael Aondoakaa. So, one-by-one this can of worm will be opened. I do not see a saint among these junkies. I pray the all repent and spill their beans.
Comment by masuyi sunday on February 12, 2010 at 5:38pm
When embarassment like this starts befalling a great man, its more honourable to take a respectful bow. If this once agf have a family, they should call him to order, by asking talk him to throw in the towel or he is going to bring more disgrace not only to himself but his family(thats if he has one) and his profession. Or he prefers the kind disgrace his past immediate boss surfering before taking his leave? He is a disgrace to manhood postrate publicly before a woman. He should get rid of that thing between his legs or should wait for forceful castration by real men with honour.

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