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Bode George Weighs In On Buhari, Obasanjo Row

Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to settle the rift between them.

George, a former military officer, said military men do not wash their dirty linens in public.

He said: “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.

“I took Obasanjo’s statement about the threat to his life with conscionable, natural concern.

“I have also read the presidency’s rejoinder, which implied that there is nothing sinister in their motives.”

Obasanjo has been a critic of Buhari’s government, following his handling of the herdsmen killings in the country, the economy, and other things as highlighted by the former president.

Buhari’s government dismissed the criticisms alleging that Obasanjo’s government spent N16 billion on power in eight years with nothing to show for it. The presidency threatened to probe Obasanjo over the spending, sparking war of words between the two Ex-Army Generals.

 

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