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What Obasanjo, Buhari should do – Bode George reacts to ex-President’s claims

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and former military governor of Ondo State, Chief Olabode George, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to sheathe their swords in respect of national interest.

The statement is sequel to Obasanjo’s allegation that Buhari administration was planning to frame him up for arrest and detention over his critical views about the government.

Obasanjo had alleged in a statement on Friday that the Buhari-led Government was trying to frame him up so as to be prosecuted and detained. 

In reaction, Minister of information, Lai Mohammed said the Buhari administration will not be distracted by “frivolous allegations from any quarter, especially those cleverly choreographed to divert attention from a widely-acclaimed presidential proclamation and to shore up support for a waning and egotistical cause.”

However, George in a statement on Saturday urged both parties to stop the war of attrition, noting that, ”The military do not wash their dirty linens in the open.”

Lamenting about the public spat between the former president and the government, George 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.”

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