Aondoakaa Apologizes To Akunyili

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San Francisco Feb 11, (THEWILL) – Former attorney general and minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa has written a letter to information minister, Dora Akunyili apologizing for the comments he made about her in a newspaper interview recently.

In the letter seen by THEWILL, he addressed Akunyili as "my dear sister" with a pen in a typed letter on Ministry letter headed paper. Aondoakaa refuted some statements in the interview adding that he was misquoted when he was quoted to have said: "She wants to be seen as a populist. Whatever she wants from it is personal. None of the council members has disrespect for the vice president. As far as we are concerned, the vice president is our leader.

"What she is trying to do is self-seeking: let her go and confront herself with what happened in NAFDAC".

Aondoakaa explained that "The correct import of the above quoted words is that the Honourable Minister had earned a reputation for herself while at NAFDAC and needs not seek to do more on embarking on the present course of action to the detriment of a resolution already adopted unanimously by members of the FEC."

Michael Aodoakaa's letter was a reply to Akunyili's letter to him to retract comments, which she found offensive and libelous.

The controversial lawyer was removed from his influential position on Wednesday by the acting president.