By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—FORMER Chief Whip of the Senate and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Rowland Owie, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be grateful to God for making it possible for him to be the president of the country, rather than going back to the past on how he was toppled in 1985.
In a statement yesterday, Senator Owie asked Buhari to face governance for which he was elected by Nigerians.
According to him, Buhari should govern with the fear of God and not concern himself with vendetta, just as he 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 hunan standard, deserve, he ought to be daily grateful to God, his party that gave him ticket and Nigerians that voted for him.”