Adamu Garba, who recently dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has tendered a public apology to Nigerian youths.
Garba has had a very difficult relationship with the Nigerian youths over some of his comments and activities.
He was known to be a staunch supporter of some of President Muhammadu Buhari-led’s government’s policies considered unfriendly by Nigerian youths.
In November 2022, Garba dragged Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey, to court for endorsing and supporting the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
The former presidential aspirant also supported the ban on Cryptocurrency and urged Nigerian youths to venture into Cowtocurrency.
“Build a ranch near you, start with a minimum of 30 cows. With this, you are well on the way to becoming a CowtoCurrency billionaire”, he tweeted shortly after Cryptocurrency was banned in Nigeria.
However, Garba in a statement issued today said he is now fully reformed and baptized.
Please read his full apology letter to the Nigerian youths below:
Dear Nigerian Youth,
I write to sincerely apologize for any of my actions or inactions that might have affected our relationship over time.
Though inexcusable, I took these actions due to the following reasons:
1. I’m a radical patriotic Nigerian and can’t stand anything that threatens the stability and security of this country.
2. I had such high hopes that things will eventually get better, even as they get worst.
3. I do not accept anything that could truncate our democracy and freedom
It appears I was wrong in some ways, because things didn’t eventually get better, and in fact, it kept getting worst
I kept my hopes alive with the belief that changes can better be made from within. But is clear to me that in APC, there are no plans or future for innovative youth
Painfully so is the over-financialization of the political atmosphere.
In a third-world country where money is generated from natural resources and not human brains, once financialised, there will be no incentive for human lives to get better. The resource will be the focus of leaders
This means, to some extent, it is better for people to keep dying and giving up on the country than to live and stay here.
The more they die or suffer or vacate the country, the less competition, and pressure on the resources. That’s why our leaders don’t care, but we should.
I promise you that I am now fully reformed, and baptized, and have realized some of my mistakes. I’m ready to move along with you to chat about a new course for the future of Nigeria.
We can’t do this with leaders living in the past.
I have a new deal for you. A NEW DEAL for the future.
You have been making me since 2017, I’ve been there for you. You know me, as I endeavor to speak my mind, no filters, no packaging so that you can continue to make and shape me
You have shaped me enough, it is time to test me. It’s time to try a VISION beyond any past experiences.
I am the leader you made. Take me, for my mistake, imperfections, or my good vision, plans and dreams for Nigeria.
In the 21st Century, we should replace all forms of past experiences with a Vision for the future. This is A NEW DEAL I have for you.
Kindly accept my apologies.