It is an hackneyed adage that in politics there is no permanent enemy and there is no permanent friend either. The only mainstay is power and wealth. For example, both President Obama and Hillary Clinton were rivals during the Democratic party nominations for the presidential candidate back in 2008. The Clinton camp even used racism to discredit Obama. But when he was elected President, he invited her to be his Secretary of State. It was more of a strategic move to unite the Clintons’ faction within the party than to heal old nemesis wounds. The Clinton faction is crucial for the stability of his Presidency within his own backyard.
In our own Nigeria, the adage holds true again. Recently, Major Gen. Buhari who was the General in the 1983 military coup that overthrew President Shehu Shagari met up with him again in a friendly get together and several photographs were made available to the public.