- Chief Bode George, ex-deputy national chairman of PDP, has expressed hope that God and Nigerians will give his party a 2nd chance to rule Nigeria
- He says he has been advising President Muhammadu Buhari to stop imposition of candidates which he noted was his undoing
- George appeals to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to stop working against the PDP
Chief Olabode George, the former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed hope that God and Nigerians will give his party another opportunity to rule the nation in 2019.
Speaking at his Ikoyi, Lagos office, when he hosted the South-West zonal executive of the party led by Eddy Olafeso, George said Nigerians have seen the two sides of the coin and now have an opportunity to decide, The Sun reports.
He said: “Nigerians have seen the two sides of the coin and they have an opportunity to decide, based on your performance, based on the trust that they have in you. God is a God of second chance.”
George dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as “lacking the capacity to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.”
He added: “I have been advising my oga (boss), Mr. President, what does he want to be remembered for? I am talking now as a general, not as a politician. If anybody is telling him, all is well; all is not well. Whatever he will do to alleviate the despondency in the land, he must do.”
He said for the main opposition party to launch itself back to reckoning, it must do away with imposition of candidates which he noted was its undoing.
“If we want to win, we must tell ourselves some home truths and go back to our drawing board. We must be just, we must be fair and we must be equitable.
“We should learn from the mistakes of the past. The penchant that ‘I am in charge, I can do and undo,’ it must end. So, let us learn that there must be justice, fairness and equity. It is a tripod: if we remove any of these three legs, we are going nowhere. If we don’t do that, we are wasting our time.
“So, all we need to do is gather ourselves together and let us give the best hands to manage us through this storm. We need experienced captains to take us to our destination. I wish them well.”
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Meanwhile, George has accused the former Borno state governor and factional national chairman, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff of doing the bidding of certain forces outside the PDP, whom he claimed were determined to run the party aground.
He said: “I will just appeal to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff: enough is enough. The political rascality, judicial rascality must stop for posterity. All these unnecessary litigations.
“There is an adage in Yoruba that when you see a bush rat dancing in the middle of the road, the drummers are in the bush. Let him take it easy, for the sake of the future generations of this country.
“Those who invited him, I hope they have learnt a lesson. It takes one terrible person to throw a stone into the well, one million professors won’t be able to find that stone.”