Immediate past President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has written to his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo seeking the latter’s blessing for his next public engagement: the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.
According to Sahara Reporters, the letter was written on a letterhead which says “The Office of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria 2010 and 2015” begins with the endearing greeting, “Dear Baba”.
In the letter, Jonathan informs Obasanjo that following his handing-over of power to President Muhammadu Buhari, he proceeded on a “long deserved break.”
“Furthermore, I will be devoting the rest of my life and energy to making the world a better place. I am currently finalizing efforts to set up The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation. More details on the work of the Foundation will be available at the launch, which I believe should take place by the 3rd quarter of 2016.”
He said he looked forward to Mr. Obasanjo’s continuous support, counsel and cooperation.
Given the bad blood that governed the relationship between both men towards the end of Mr. Jonathan’s presidency, the letter seemed to be an attempt at rapprochement with the former president.
It was learnt, however, that Mr. Obasanjo responded to Jonathan with a terse letter saying he wishes him good luck in his future endeavors.
Bear in mind, Obasanjo and Jonathan had an acrimonious public falling-out before and during the Presidential elections earlier this year.
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