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Vice President Asks Nigerians He May Have Offended to Forgive Him

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Namadi Sambo Bella Naija

Vice-President Namadi Sambo, and wife, Amina Sambo, on Monday urged Nigerians they offended while they served as the nation’s number two family, to forgive them.

The vice-president, who spoke to newsmen shortly after a valedictory meeting with his supporting members of staff, at Aguda House, Abuja, said he had forgiven all those he had interacted with in the last five years.

According to him, he has enjoyed good and cordial working relationship with all his supporting members of staff.
“Whether in government or outside government, we will continue to contribute towards the development of the country. And also, we have enjoyed working together and we have become one family with our staff and we assure them that we shall always be there for them. Also, we pray that all those that we have offended during this period, we beg for their forgiveness and we forgive all those that have done anything wrong to us.’’

Sambo thanked the staff for their support and cooperation and urged them to extend the same to the incoming administration.

In her remarks, the wife of the Vice-President, Amina Sambo, said the Sambo’s family would forever remain grateful for the support, encouragement and prayers they enjoyed from the staff.

The farewell meeting was attended by all the supporting staff, including Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants to the vice-president and his wife.

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19 Comments

  1. Ephi

    May 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Is this the latest trend or what?! First it was Jonathan and his wife asking for forgiveness yesterday, today it is Sambo and wife, I guess tomorrow would be the governors. If these people had done the right thing whilst in power, all these irrelevant “asking for forgiveness” rubbish wouldn’t be coming up. Rme

    • Seriously

      May 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      This is absolutely ridiculous. Begging, pretending to be humble will not solve Nigeria’s problem. Jonathan, in order for Nigeria to move forward from corruption, you and your administration has to be held responsible and accountable for things that took place during your presidency. You can’t be a passive president for 8 years, and all of a sudden be active in the last two months of your administration. You guys are aware of the bad things you did and want to beg ahead of time. This whole fake humility and forgiveness is the new trend in Jonathan’s administration. Is it a way to get forgiven and prevent the public especially incoming president to not probe him or investigate you.

    • TO THE GUILTY MIND

      May 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      THE FEAR OF BUHARI is the beginning of …..

      Body language is everything – Tell those who have already found themselves GUILTY without a trial, that THE GENERAL IS COMING*

  2. Bleed Blue

    May 19, 2015 at 11:12 am

    What’s all this? When you’re placed in a position of leadership, why can’t you just strive to do right by your people?

    You can never please everyone, but if you feel the need to include “begging for forgiveness” in your farewell speech, you sef you know you were very naughty while in office.

  3. Sade

    May 19, 2015 at 11:17 am

    First time even seeing his face…

  4. Sugar

    May 19, 2015 at 11:17 am

    We have been taken so much for granted, the biggest joke yet. Forgive you for what if I may ask?

  5. darkchildlovethyhair

    May 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Ok we forgive you. Can we move on now? Sheeeeeesh .

  6. hilda

    May 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

    lmfaooooooo but if they did the right thing they wouldn’t have to beg na

  7. Anon

    May 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I think Sambo played his role perfectly. Docile and quiet but made a killing behind the scenes. People from Kaduna State may differ. That’s how a vice should be and not be a threat to his boss. His wife is pretty and made no noise. She carried out her roles without much ado.

    I guess this is the season to seek forgiveness…

  8. EllesarisEllendil

    May 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    You fired Professor Barth Nnaji just when he had about fixed power. If this rumour is true there is no forgiveness.

    • ceetoo

      May 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Absolutely none… none at allllllllllllllllllllll for that alone i call for his head. hisss

  9. dior

    May 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    is this a joke, unforgiveness for what?, not been there i suppose. Jonathan crew are jokers!

  10. dior

    May 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    jonathan’s

  11. DayoI

    May 19, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I’m sorry, but anyone who was ELECTED to serve the people and didn’t do exactly that, should not be apologising!
    I mean, what the hell? This isn’t like a friendly mini-fight, or you accidentally hit someone, or whatever! This was the lives of millions of people that was played with for so many years. Imagine, I almost forgot we had a vice president during his tenure. I never read, saw, or heard about him doing anything.
    Please just leave.

  12. Ama

    May 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Soon every politician will use an apology as an excuse for the *excuse my language* foolish things that they do! See ho Africa is suffering under corrupt leaders and you think an apology is enough? mtcheeew!!

  13. Mrs Chukwudi

    May 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    President Jonanthan took Our Oga’s (engr Chris Ogiemwonyi) wife.
    Took his job and gave it to the lady Stella.
    Only God will forgive Jonanthan but our Oga chris has forgiven him and moved on.

  14. PH Boy

    May 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Really!!!!
    Absolution should start by returning all the monies that you are leaving with. For all yee public office holders that are responsible or contributed to the devastated state of the Nigerian economy; it shall not and ever be well with you.

  15. Iyal

    May 20, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Not sure what’s with the recent spate of apologies.
    Anyways, here it goes:

    Nigerians, I am sorry. Please forgive me!

  16. Root

    May 21, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Well, sorry just doesn’t cut it. it’s payback time fellas.

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