Watch Your Statements, Group Advises Buhari

A body called, the National Peace-Building and Conflict Reconciliation Organisation (NPBCTO), has called on the President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, to exercise restraint in his statements, in order not to create fear and disharmony among Nigerians who voted for him in the March 28, 2015 election.
The body spoke to the media after their meeting at Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State, recently, through Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, Bishop of God Worshippers Assembly Worldwide and the National Presiding Bishop of Ecumenical Apostolic Church, Nigeria.
According to the bishop, the body had considered some of the statements and actions of the President–elect and the All Progressive Congress (APC) members, after their victory, and came to the conclusion that such frequent utterances will not move the country forward, and the people will only see the incoming government as government that is out to witch-hunt their opponents.
Specifically, after the meeting, the group asked General Buhari to be selective in his statements, most especially in criticising the outgoing government and party. It frowned at the statement which the
President-elect and APC made that the economic and social development of Nigeria for 16 years of democracy was 16 years of wastage, and said such statement is unbecoming of the President–elect of Nigeria.
The group asked that the APC government led by General Buhari should be a government of national unity, where all parties in Nigeria including the present ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be part of the government, in order to ensure an effective democratic system.
The group also advised the President–elect and the APC to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP, who after losing at the Presidential election and other elective positions in the country, congratulated the APC winners and decided not to take any legal action despite the irregularities noticed.
The body, said instead of pursuing litigation, which will be money and time wasting, such energy and resources should be channelled towards the development of the country, as any legal actions by the APC candidates, in any part of the country will hamper the social and economic development of that area, and will affect his (Buhari’s) own policy development as development of Nigeria has to be holistic.