- Bode George has declared that he would contest for president in 2023
- The former deputy national chairman (south) of PDP said if APC picks Tinubu as its presidential candidate, he would contest against him
- George noted that Tinubu is not a good manager of resources and has no respect for the poor
The former deputy national chairman (south) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has declared that he would contest for 2023 presidency if the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu decides to throw his hat in the ring.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, the PDP chieftain said Tinubu should not be the president of Nigeria because he is not a good manager of resources and has no respect for the poor.
Legit.ng gathered that George said the moment he discovers that APC zones the presidency to the southwest to pave way for Tinubu to contest, he would buy form and contest against the former governor of Lagos state.
He said: "To be assertive and to confirm, I am very much interested in the race but you know on condition precedent like the lawyer will tell you. First, the platform which we call our country is wobbling very badly.
“The moment I read that the APC will zone the presidency to the southwest so that Bola can contest, I said to myself, I have put in far more and I would contest against him. Why? Because we all experienced what he did as a manager of this state. Whatever it takes, if he comes out, I’ll fight against him."
Asked if he had a personal disagreement with Tinubu, George said he just disapproves of the national leader’s methodology and has no personal issues.
“There is nothing personal. It is just about his methodology, his system of governance, the lack of respect for the poor people of this country.
“My major interest is not in being a candidate or becoming the president of Nigeria but finding a solution to various challenges plaguing the country,” George added.
Speaking on the zoning arrangement, George said some members of PDP have started talking of how to zone chairmanship of the party to the north so that presidency could be zoned to the south.
He said: "We have to do something to stabilise that platform that is one. Two, you know in my party, we believe in zoning and the eight years of the north will end with General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) and ideally, it should come back to the south."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria's elder statesman, Chief Bode George, says he has all it takes in terms of knowledge and experience to emerge the country's number one citizen in 2023.
It was Chief George who is an ex-deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he would soon make his official position known on whether he will contest the presidential election in 2023 or not.
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