Third Republic Senate President, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, on Tuesday warned President Muhammadu Buhari to beware of his close aides and associates urging him to destroy the opposition.
Speaking at the conferment of a posthumous Grand Commander of the Federal Republic title on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, in Abuja, the erstwhile Senate president said those people, whom he did not have, were Buhari’s real enemies.
He said: “Your worst enemies are those people around you who turn everyone against you. All Nigerians are your friends and they love you.
“Mr President, I said this because the opposition is not an enemy, although in the military, you kill opposition but not in a democratic dispensation.
“In the democratic dispensation, opposition is not an enemy. People believe that you are unforgiving but this event has shown otherwise. I urge you to be more tolerant.”
Also speaking, human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, urged Buhari to fight poverty with every arsenal at his disposal.
He said the human rights community would continue to assist in the fight to alleviate the harsh conditions facing Nigerians.