August 17, 2018

Why I reconciled with Obasanjo, Tinubu — Bode George (Punch)

Why I reconciled with Obasanjo, Tinubu — Bode George (Punch)

Recently, you and some leaders of the PDP met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. What was the purpose of the interview?

 

Any former president, who is still alive, remains a source of inspiration and a source of knowledge because he must have seen a lot. So, we went there to tap from his fountain of knowledge and experience. Experience is not something you get in any classroom. You acquire it as you go along and, for any of those past presidents, whether military or civilian, we cannot wish them away. The same thing happens in America. They remain icons and we must always tap from their knowledge. So, our party decided it was going to visit, consult, discuss and see what better approach we can have to stabilise our nation. And it was a very useful discussion. We enjoyed and tapped from his milk of experience. We all left feeling satisfied. You know Baba (Shehu) Shagari is very old now. Even if there is anything like it in America, they won’t go to the old man (George H. W.) Bush; they would probably go to his son (George W. Bush). So, that kind of camaraderie must be established so that you don’t completely lose your past because they will be able to open up. It is like reading their autobiography. Read more

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