- PDP chieftain, Bode George, states that most of the National Assembly members that defected to the opposition party decided to return home after trying their luck somewhere else
- He says Nigerian people are tired of empty of promises
- PDP prepares ground for Saraki, Tambuwal, Ahmed
A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has described the recent defection of some members of the National Assembly from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to his party as very good indeed.
The PDP chieftain also said political parties in the country lack ideological differences. He made the statement on Channels TV on Sunday, July 29.
“For me, if you look at the Nigerian politics, all political parties don’t have ideological differences - where you say far-right, far-left or centre-right, centre-left - we don’t have that,” the PDP chieftain said.
Bode George said most of the defecting lawmakers were members of the PDP who decided to return home after trying their luck somewhere else.
He expressed the confidence that the opposition party, having learned from their mistakes, would contain the crisis that led to the exit of the lawmakers from the APC.
“You can’t but have such crisis and what will be the measure of the managers? The PDP is not a contraction; the PDP is not a congregation of strange bird fellows, we have our methodologies. We have a concept, the concept by which this party was established are still there," George said.
He said the Nigerian people were tired of empty promises and wanted the government to satisfy their basic needs in the areas of education, job employment for youths, and infrastructural development among others.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party is set to prepare for the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the governor of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the opposition party will be receiving the trio in a high profile celebration.
Also, the party is said to have worked plans to secure its position of power to enable it influence other top politicians to join the PDP.
However, in the same vein, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has lamented remarks by some ministers who it claimed had been locked out from the president.
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