An Open Letter of Apology to Ex-Governor Peter Obi
May 14, 2019,
Permit me to start with the two words you deserve to hear across the lips of every discerning Anambrarian, whether they know it or not: Thank you for the tireless work you have done and the many sacrifices you have made on behalf of our darling state. Thank you for the profound gift of Governor Willie Obiano who is presently doing well in office. Thank you for your willingness and ability to endure the disgusting campaign of diatribe, calumny and deceit directed at you throughout the Anambra 2017 guber electioneering period, and most recently, in your Vice Presidential bid. I have been very unkind to you. Really, I have presented you in bad light, all in the name of politics.
Your political exploits in Anambra and Nigeria at large has been, and forever shall remain, a major step toward that goal of achieving Nigeria of our dream. I have never been more proud to be an Anambra man than I was when you became my governor. Despite the fact that I and so many others have failed to be the citizens you deserved, you still relate with us with the same fire and conviction and hopeful optimism that define you. You still inspired me.
I was an outspoken opposition during your Vice presidential runs, and I contributed nothing throughout your campaigns. I failed to fight alongside you. I was disgusted, and driven by morbid hatred. I would like to extend my deepest regrets and sincerest apologies for my misconduct over the last three years. The behavior was uncalled for and completely unprofessional. While I know that it is not an excuse, I was going through a very difficult time politically, and driven by selfish interest. I am currently a changed person and have learnt to keep my personal interest out of my professional performance as a media influencer. In light of my dedication to resolve this matter, I hope that you can be lenient in this particular case.
As I read about your philanthropic visits to various churches, seminaries, schools, the other night, I was filled with emotion. The emotions that flooded me then were pride and hope and happiness, but the emotions that flooded me this time were gratitude and regret and sorrow. Gratitude for all you have done for us ndi Anambra. Regret for not doing more in my role as a media influencer, and a citizen when you needed me most, and for not better appreciating just how lucky we were to have you. Sorry for how horribly wrong things have gone.
I appreciate your understanding and again, I am truly sorry.
Ogbuefi Comr Harris Chuma
APGA WARD 2