Reacting to Fayose’s statement that he would not support him (George) to become the national chairman of the party, George said that Fayose’s comments showed that he was an immature politician.
Bode George insisted that PDP needed experienced and mature leaders like him to pilot its affairs, contrary to Fayose’s statement that elders should give way to the younger ones.
The former PDP chieftain stressed that age should not be a barrier to good leadership but an asset, adding that after all, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, is older than him.
Bode George said if the chairmanship position was eventually zoned to the South-West, he would consult with family and friends on whether or not to contest, adding that politics was not a do-or-die affair.
“The kind of chairman the PDP needs is someone that has integrity, one that is trusted and established. Fayose spoke very immaturely during the interview. For him to have said that the founding fathers of the party should take the backstage in the party’s affairs was very disgusting and self-deceitful. I actually told him at an old meeting of the party that if the chairmanship of the PDP was zoned to the South-West, that I would show interest. He told me he had heard.
“Fayose is an ingrate because when the world was against him during his first term in office, God used me to give him support. I contributed N250,000 to purchase his campaign clothes. We must defend the interest of Yoruba because we have been sidelined in the party’s leadership for too long. Fayose and Senator Buruji Kashamu cannot continue to decide for the Yoruba people in the PDP.”
Bode George said that Fayose lied that South-West PDP leaders did not show interest in contesting the national chairmanship position, saying that Fayose’s claim that he reached out to Senator Bode Olajumoke to contest the chairmanship position was not true.
“Fayose claims to be a Christian. Let him go and read the book of Micah, chapter 7, from verse 1-10 to learn more about leadership. Many people showed interest from the South-West, even Prof. Tunde Adeniran showed interest. Bode (Olajumoke) knows that Fayose is playing around. Bode and I discussed because we are friends.”
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