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 ALIYU S LUKMAN on February 12, 2010 at 1:49pm
that is good of him,in hausa land any fight that you can not fight tounr it to a jock and that is what he did.
Comment by Obinna Orji on February 12, 2010 at 1:39pm
Is Aondoakaa really beging for forgiveness? Was he drunk when he was making such a defametory remark? Prof should just forgive him, but he will soon meet his waterloo.
Comment by Obinna Orji on February 12, 2010 at 1:39pm
Is Aondoakaa really beging for forgiveness? Was he drunk when he was making such a defametory remark? Prof should just forgive him, but he will soon meet his waterloo.
Comment by Samuel Obidimma Ekezie on February 12, 2010 at 1:29pm
Well, a man who continues to savour, without reservation, the food prepared by his once divorced but recalled wife obviously lives on a keg of time bomb. The marital bliss must have drooped and burrowed deep whole for unending suspicision. We need not a town crier to sound the glaring political poor network now prevalent in Aondoakaa/Presidency corridor. But for the blackman's shamelessness, throwing in towel would have been the part of honour for the former Justice Minister. A Commissioner in one of the Northern States showed that example recently when he was reassigned to where he could not accept.
Comment by ukrakpo henry on February 12, 2010 at 1:21pm
Aondakaa,your cup is full .Please JONATHAN let him go people like this devil are not to be in government.People like IBORI should know that his time are up very soon he will be in prison for all the looting of delta state treasury.
Comment by Kay Cee on February 12, 2010 at 1:10pm
This response of Aondoakaa is expected because Aondoakaa typifies today's Nigerian politician. They have no set principles and they lack scrupples (read- no shame at all). They will do anything not to rock the boat so they can remain in office by all means.It will be a mistake for Akunyili to forgive and forget. Because Aondoakka is already scheming her downfall.Let her proceed with her lawsuit so that the public disdain/odium Nigerians have for this one man can be made official and legal.
Comment by ERNEST AYAME on February 12, 2010 at 1:00pm
AONDOAKAA begs Akunyili! When i heard the news from a colleague of mine i muttered in disbelief. What could have neccessitated an apology from AONDOAKAA? Just to be sure i immediately checked for the news. To my surprise he was right. People should be careful of the things they say. Some people just blatter out words in utter disregard for others. If she had not taken up the matter the way she did people generally would have read much meaning to what he had said on that occasion and make their judgements. We must all learn to control our speech and check the things we say!
Comment by Abah Anthony John on February 12, 2010 at 12:42pm
IF A MAN CAN REALISE HIS SINS AND BEG FOR FORGIVENESS I THINK HE SHOULD BE FORGIVEN BECAUSE ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY AM SORRY.I ALSO WANT TO ADVISE AONDOAKAA TO THINK BEFORE HE TALK AND NOT TO TALK BEFORE HE STARTS THINKING!.
Comment by JUSTIN.CHINEDU on February 12, 2010 at 12:41pm
To forgive is devine,our dear sister Prof.Akunyili pls forgive the former AGF for peace to reign in our country Nigeria just know we are praying for Nigeria and those in authority to be able to fulfill their promises to Nigerians. Every deed on earth will be accounted for in the great judgement day . God bless Nigeria.
Comment by USMAN ABDULRASHEED on February 12, 2010 at 12:27pm
Good riddance to bad rubbish

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