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“If they were doing it behind my back, it’s very unfortunate,” he said.

Aondoakaa has been a polarizing figure in Nigeria since Yar’Adua’s long illness that led to his death. As attorney general, Aondoakaa serve argued that Yar’Adua could serve as Nigeria’s leader from anywhere, though another leaked cable from WikiLeaks suggests the late president was in a “semi-comatose” state during at least part of his illness.

Aondoakaa had his right to practice law suspended in October over corruption allegations. Another WikiLeaks cable outlined how Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s former country manager told U.S. diplomats that an associate told her Aondoakaa said he’d only sign a contact “if the visitor paid $2 million immediately and another $18 million the next day.” Aondoakaa dismissed that allegation as “rubbish.”

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