As the May 29 handover date to the incoming administration draws nearer, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to adopt a fatherly disposition on issues brought before him, rather than try to take sides.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, urged the president-elect to always adopt the statesmanly disposition of late world renowned elder statesman, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, and deal with them with passion of a father irrespective of religion, ethnic and political affiliation
Secondus was reacting to comments made by Mr. Buhari when some stakeholders and traditional rulers from Rivers State visited him on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Secondus, “the utterances of the president-elect when he received a delegation of some traditional rules from Rivers State does 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”, he stated