A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, said he refrained from criticising the policies of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government because resolving the crisis in his party was more important, Punch reports.
George said it was unnecessary to condemn the policies of the APC now because the party had pleaded with Nigerians that they should be given time.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on Thursday, George said he refused to comment on the increase in fuel price because the PDP had to remove the speck in its eyes before seeing that of the APC.
When asked to comment about the fuel price increase, he said, “No comment. No comment for now. It is not yet time to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari or the All Progressives Congress because we in the PDP are in a crisis and we are trying to rebuild our own house.
“We have to remove the speck in our own eyes before we can see the one in the eyes of the others. The APC and the President have asked for time to deliver on their campaign promises and we are watching. For now, whether it is fuel price hike or other government policies, I will say no comment.
“We are busy holding meetings in order to rebuild the PDP and it would be unnecessary to make any comment yet. As I speak to you, I am in the middle of a meeting; our party is trying to resolve its crisis.
“The next general election is still very far away. It is three years away from here. In the fourth year of this government, when elections are around the corner, this present government would have almost finished its tenure. It is then we can roll out our plans and be able to make a good critique of the Buhari government.”