- A former deputy national chairman of PDP, Olabode George, has criticised Jerry Gana and Tunde Adeniran, one-time chieftains of the party for defecting to the Social Democratic Party (SDP)
- George said that he is stuck with the party come what may
- He also said that if decisive steps are not taking towards ending ethnic and religious clashes in Nigeria, the country may cease to be
Chief Olabode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted erstwhile chieftains of the party, Jerry Gana and Tunde Adeniran for defecting to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Speaking with The Guardian on Monday, March 12, George vowed never to leave the PDP whatever the circumstances may be. He said: “I have laboured for the party and would remain loyal to it until it is redeemed and repackaged back to its normal state.”
He alleged that Gana and Adeniran were one of those whose activities ruined the party. He said: “They ruined the chances of repositioning the PDP during the December 9 National Convention. By now there would have been hope of wrestling power from the disjointed All Progressives Congress (APC) as the country is heading towards another general election.”
“I don’t trust them because they are not honest in their endeavour. What is the basis for leaving the PDP now and what type of leadership do they and their types, who were jumping from one political party to the other at this level of their age and experience in politics and governance, portraying to the Nigerian masses?
They should be asked questions, their intentions must be scrutinized whether they really meant well for Nigerians and Nigeria or they were merely seeking for power for self-aggrandizement?”
“What is currently destroying the APC was what the Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee did at our convention by setting the South-South against the Southwest otherwise by now the party could have been stable to advantage of the weakness, misgovernance and the crisis in the ruling party ahead of the 2019 election."
Moreover, he voiced his concern about the state of the nation. He stated that the country is currently drifting towards ethno-religious crisis. George remarked: “Unless we quickly rise up to address this dangerous trend, Nigeria may become history.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported Olabode George had said that the party appeared bent on self-destruction by allowing money moguls to dictate the choice of its leaders.
Legit.ng gathered that George withdrew last minute from the People Democratic Party (PDP) national convention even after being cleared to contest by the screening committee for the party’s chairmanship.
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