A former Chief Whip of the Senate and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Rowland Owie, has begged President Muhammadu Buhari to forget the past and govern Nigeria with the fear of God.
Owie said, rather than going back to the past on how he was overthrown in 1985, Buhari should focus on how best to make Nigeria great.
In a statement yesterday, Senator Owie asked the President to face governance for which he was elected by Nigerians.
The PDP chieftain frowned at a situation where the President could not acknowledge former President Goodluck Jonathan during the commissioning of the Abuja- Kaduna rail line, knowing full well that the project was executed by Jonathan.
He said: “I urge President Buhari to face the job for which he was elected by Nigerians and stop chasing shadows. He should know that among those who worked for his success in the 2015 general election were many Nigerians whose parents, friends, well-wishers were unjustly imprisoned by Buhari’s regime of 1984.
“They all supported him in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, because the only thing that helps any human community to move forward and develop is forgiveness and letting bygone be bygone.
“For Buhari to be talking about issues of 1984 when God has given him victory in a democratic election, which by the antecedents of his first coming, did not, by human standard, deserve, he ought to be daily grateful to God, his party that gave him ticket and Nigerians that voted for him.”