|Doyin Okupe Prostrating to beg Obasanjo|
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Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has begged former President Olusegun Obasanjo in what he, (okupe) described as the misunderstanding between him and his former boss (Obasanjo) when he joined Jonathan's government few years ago.
Okupe who personally disclosed this via his facebook page said he led some of his friends to beg the former president.
According to Okupe; "Last sunday , in the company of some friends I met with Baba Obasanjo principally to try and settle and resolve the misunderstanding that has existed between Baba and I since I joined the Jonathan's Administration."
"Vintage Baba, he descended on me heavily and vented his anger copiously."
"I prostrated and held his feet as a well trained Yoruba man and pleaded earnestly for his forgiveness, occasionally given short explanations for areas I considered my actions were misunderstood."
"Also typical of Baba, ever willing to forgive a repentant son, we embraced, I even kissed him as a loving son."
'Politics sometimes is such a bad business, u hurt your friends and even benefactors, but its all that is well that ends well."
It would be recalled that Okupe during his stewardship as media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, had attacked Obasanjo on several occasions.
Prominent among such attacks was his bitter reaction to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has responded with bible verses.
Obasanjo in an interview with Financial Times in Nairobi on during the 2015 presidential campaign had said: “I’ll only go by the constitution. By our constitution, there must be a new government on the 29th of May and the constitution lays out how that new government should emerge.”
Okupe during the time reacted via his Facebook account to Obasanjo’s prediction that a new government will be formed on May 29, 2015, said: “Someone was reported to have said “A new government will be installed on the 29th of May 2015. “Lamentations 3 vs 37 says “Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass when the Lord commandeth it not? “Isaiah 7 vs 7 says “Thus sayeth the Lord God, it shall not stand neither shall it come to pass. “Please if you are a friend of President Jonathan say AMEN to this.”
Earlier before then Obasanjo had appointed Okupe as as one of his first aides when he became the first president after democracy returned to Nigeria in 1999, only for him to turn his back against Baba when he got a similar appointment from Jonathan many years later. Now that he has gone to bite more than he can chew, he’s desperate for Baba’s forgiveness, a source told Premium Times