Former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu on Tuesday informed President Muhammadu Buhari that opposition events and politicians will not be his enemies.
He made this identified whereas talking in the course of the Special National Honours Investiture on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ayu, a chieftain of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) urged Buhari to be extra tolerant of the opposition, stressing that these round him are his enemies and never the opposition.
He stated: “I keep in mind in these days, I used to be supporting MKO Abiola and Tinubu was supporting Babagana Kingide, we often inform one another that our candidate will win in the course of the Congress.
“While in Jos for the Congress, we often examine notes and when the election was achieved and outcomes introduced, Abiola gained. I went to Tinubu and informed him we’ve got gained. I stated that as a result of I had the party in thoughts.
“Mr President, I stated this as a result of the opposition will not be an enemy, although within the navy you kill opposition however not in a democratic dispensation.
“In the democratic dispensation opposition will not be an enemy. People consider that you’re unforgiven however this occasion has proven in any other case. I urge you to be extra tolerant.
“Your worst enemies are those people around you who turn everybody against you. All Nigerians are your friend and they love you.”