The insinuations allegedly made by Hon. Dakuku Peterside against his grand mentor – the mentor of his mentor – is unfortunate and regrettable but may be understood against the background of the seemingly shocking Supreme Court decision. Those who advised Dakuku Peterside to publicly walk this path of insinuation have done him no good. Until, those unfortunate allegations, Dakuku Peterside had been a model of restraint and determined goodwill on the election trail. We must all see this brief hiccup as what it is, an admirable man briefly yielding to some unwise advice at a most trying moment.
There is no doubt that Dr. Odili has weathered worse. He is thick skinned, greatly experienced and can not but be the father figure that he has been since his proteges started ruling Rivers State. Let Rivers emerge again and advance away from the political bitterness that has troubled it since 2007.