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 Amana Innocent Frank on February 16, 2010 at 12:13am
That man Aondoakaa is a disgrace to the legal profession, the NBA and a Nigeria as a country. I think it is high tim eis sanctioned by his constituency - The NBA.
Comment by ENGR. UZO NWANKWO on February 15, 2010 at 1:11pm
The erstwhile Attorney General of Crooked Governors sinks deeper and deeper into comtempt. It is an irony that a man of so little positive attribute in the Nigerian firmament has the guts to cast aspersions on somebody who, by pedigree and previous performance on the job, is head and shoulders above him in every conceivable measure. Shameless, that is what he is !
Comment by Olajide on February 15, 2010 at 9:32am
SO Prof. Aondoaka , a man who feels he has a great deal of knowledge about Nigeria constitution and a follower of events in Nigeria, can secretly beg Honourable Akunyili. It's quite unbelievable. He just made a mess of himself very cheaply.
Comment by Olajide on February 15, 2010 at 8:57am
Na wa o
Comment by Abraham Oladipupo on February 15, 2010 at 7:53am
Pls drag this man to court, at least 3 month in prison to coool his mouth not heel this time around will suffice.
Comment by Omeiza Abogunde on February 14, 2010 at 8:52pm
One would think that the likes of Aondoka or whatever would have emulated the distinguished men in robes whom have been bestowed with such position of responsibility both chose to speak from both sides of his mouth. It's quite unfortunate for an AG of the nation to display arrant lack of flair and panache. Is that ministerial position doomed in some way or what. The last respectable occupier was gunned down in cold blood with his corterie of police details claiming the gent permitted them all to go eat. I weep for Nigeria.
Comment by Gafar Gbadamosi on February 13, 2010 at 2:24pm
As much s no one like a human being to lose his/her job, Mr Aondoakaa has not endeared himself well to enlightened Nigerian particularly some of us with legal knowledge and understanding. It is blatantly obvious that he either does not realyy understand his script much of the time when speak or is just playing to the tune of some others behind the scene as our country is noted. He does not deserve to be a leader in Nigeria Society of today. We are just too important to the rest of the World to continue to project mediocre approach to issues. I hope and pray that Mr Goodluck meant all his words and will put Nigerai ahead and above all things for his great legacy and for the betterment of that Great Country call Nigeria. History is beckorning take it in your stride you are a man of destiny as it is all the Wishes of GOD. May God continue to bless Nigeria.
Comment by Okeoma Ifeanyi on February 13, 2010 at 10:50am
the game is up for aondoakaa...and his misdeeds are coming after him,he must end up in prison for being an idiot..yes
Comment by Isaac yelkopba on February 13, 2010 at 8:38am
Dora shd nt accpt ds cheap apology! Aodooka ms b humbled 2 d last!
Comment by nzediegwu tochukwu simon on February 13, 2010 at 7:25am
He is no longer the Attorney General and minister of Justice so he should be conscious of his word before he ends up in....... Prison.

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