PDP to Buhari – See Yourself As Father And Act Like Mandela

PDP to Buhari – See Yourself As Father And Act Like Mandela

leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday urged the President- elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, retd to see himself as a father of the nation who
should live like late South Africa President,
Nelson Mandela.

Speaking with Journalists yesterday in
Abuja, PDP deputy National Chairman,
Prince Uche Secondus who was apparently
responding to General Buhari’s comment
when when some stakeholders and
traditional rulers from Rivers state visited
him Wednesday, said that as the President-
elect, he should comment as a father on
issues that may be brought before him,
rather than take sides especially on issues
awaiting adjudication and before a panel of
inquiry or the judiciary.
According to PDP, Buhari should endeavour
to deal with such issues with passion of a
father to all irrespective of party affiliation,
adding that such utterances do not portray him as an elder statesman.

Secondus said, ” the utterances of the
President -elect when he received a
delegation of some traditional rules from
Rivers state do not portray him as a
statesman. He is the president-elect and
indeed the father of all. He should exercise
caution and restraints in some issues, especially when such issues are still in court.

“The election tribunals in the country and
even in Rivers state have just commenced
sitting and unguarded statements could be
seen as prejudicial and give negative signals.

“The president-elect should emulate ?the
late President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela who assumed office as president of South Africa at such a critical time in the history of South Africa.”

The PDP Deputy National Chairman who
noted that it was unfair for Buhari to make
such claims and statements when the
issues involved, including the integrity of
the governorship election in the state was
subject of election tribunal, said, “He is the
president -elect and soon to be sworn in as
the President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and not the president of the APC.”

President- Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari had said on Wednesday that he will not forget or forgive perpetrators of
violence before, during and after the recent
governorship elections in Rivers State.

Buhari spoke when the state chapter of All
Progressives Congress, APC, paid him a
congratulatory visit in Abuja, adding that
he owed the people a duty to ensure justice
in the land, also assured that every
Nigerian deserved respect and dignity.

He had said: “We will confront them with
facts and figures. We will not forgive and
we will not forget those who perpetrated
killings and arson in Rivers State during the
elections. At least this is the much we owe
Nigerians.”

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