Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Vice-Chairman for the South-West Zone, Bode George, has labeled National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubupresidential ,’s ambition as an insult.
Tinubu, the former Lagos governor, had the right, he added, to make his intentions known.
While speaking on ‘The Morning Show,’ a programme on Arise News, he said while he harboured no sentiments against Tinubu, there were some facts he knew about the former Lagos governor.
Speaking further, he alleged that the APC leader appropriated all the resources of Lagos State for his personal use when he governed the state.
He said, “We should have people whose character is sellable anywhere in the world.”
He added, “In a civilised society, democracy is so vital and it’s important to do whatever it takes to make it succeed. Looking at his past and all he has done, his wanting to run for president is an insult to us.
“My party is ready and it will not be a dog fight as we centre ourselves on justice, fairness and equity.”
George, who termed next year’s presidential election as a “matter of life and death” for the country, urged Nigerians to vote only for respectable candidates in the 2023 polls.
He also used the forum to implore the media to be on their game, noting that this year would be crucial for Nigeria’s future.
He also revealed that in the coming days, people in Lagos who are completely dissatisfied with the APC will join the PDP.
The political party also lambasted the Buhari administration on the issue of indirect primaries, arguing that direct primaries would ensure election transparency.
In response to questions about his political party, the PDP leader argued that, while they disagreed on some issues, they had a culture, norms, and methodologies by which they ran the opposition.
In response to reports that he was envious of the APC leader, he addressed the situation, saying he had no personal grudge against him and that his day of retribution would undoubtedly come.