A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Chief Olabode George, says the ongoing war of words between President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be tamed considering the fact that it won’t help the progress of Nigeria.
He stated this on Saturday while commenting on the recent statement of arrest and detention been made by Obasanjo and the harsh response from Nigeria’s minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Bode George said that both parties should end their misunderstanding and work towards sustaining and promoting the democracy of the country.
“As a military man, I know these senior officers very well. I have worked at close quarters with the two of them. I have no doubt about their selfless commitments to our nation.
“I am appealing to the two personages as a junior officer to sheath their swords and resolve their differences behind the curtain. That is the military style. We don’t wash our dirty linens in the open.
“Naturally, we can disagree, raise our voices, stamp our feet in disapproval, but never in the open. The essence of the esprit de corps is about mutual felicity and respect for each other. Pray, let’s keep it that way. Nigeria is greater than all of us.
“For the purpose of clarity and historic objectivity, I write in non-partisan arbitration. The differences of my party with this administration are clear and obvious. We insist on the restructuring of the Nigerian Union to ensure democratic balance, equity, and the ingredients of fairness. On these solid points I remain committed.”