Ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro

The politician said he has learnt never to allow disagreement with a beloved elder affect the personal relationship with that person.

Former Senator, Musiliu Obanikoro has said he has always been unhappy about his frosty relationship with ex-governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

"I was happy that the reconciliation was done successfully. I was never comfortable all along that I lost personal relationship with Asiwaju Tinubu," he said.

The politician said he has learnt never to allow disagreement with a beloved elder affect the personal relationship with that person.

Obanikoro said: "What has happened to me as regards my relationship with Asiwaju Tinubu should serve as a good lesson to the younger generation. Whenever you play your politics, always have it at the back of your mind that when you have disagreements, politically with someone, leave personal relationship out of it. Don’t allow your disagreement to affect the personal relationship you have with that person."

Continuing, he said: "We can always mend fences after political disagreements easily but it is the personal relationship that is crucial. There is also another person that I have been looking for a way to reconcile with. Don’t ask me for his name because I won’t tell you. We were extremely close before political difference tore our relationship apart. It is highly unfortunate that both of us allowed our disagreement politically to affect that relationship as friends. I will do everything possible to ensure that I reconcile with him too because he is also important to me."

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Obanikoro had fell out with Tinubu after he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party while he was still a member of the National Assembly representing Lagos Central at the Senate.

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