November 25, 2015

Obasanjo finally replies Jonathan’s letter on new Foundation

File photo: Obasanjo and President Jonathan, putting heads together at the PDP convention.

* Urges him to use the Foundation to show remorse for past actions

In what was a response to the letter written him by his estranged god-son, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised him (Jonathan) to use the new Foundation he is set to establish to engage in soul-searching and in reviewing his past actions.

File photo: Obasanjo and President Jonathan, putting heads together at the PDP convention.

File photo: Obasanjo and Jonathan, putting heads together at the PDP convention.

In the letter, dated October 12, 2015, Obasanjo also advised Jonathan to consider the Foundation as a platform through which he can heal his conscience and demonstrate penitence over his past actions.

Recall that ex-President Jonathan on September 22, wrote his god-father, Obasanjo, informing him of his plans to set up a foundation through which he would continue to service humanity.

Read Jonathan’s letter to Obasanjo here:

Obasanjo’s letter dated October 12, 2015, Premium Times reports read:

Dear President Goodluck Jonathan,

“I write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of September 22, 2015. I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successful handover to the current President of Nigeria, H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I am happy to note that you had a good rest and time with your family during the break. I hope you also had time to reflect and see what lessons you have learned and what you can bequeath to others.

“All of us who have had experience in our service to the nation and to humanity must not put it under the bushel.

“I have to commend you and your Foundation, Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, for the faith you continue to have in Nigeria.

“Maybe seeking how to be better and more serviceable to the nation and humanity is also a form of penitence and soul-searching to give conscience a relief and to show remorse.

“I wish you well as you continue to forge ahead with your activities in the coming months and years. If there is any area you feel I can be of help, you should not hesitate to call on me.

Yours Sincerely,
Olusegun Obasanjo