- Bode George has been advised to unite members of the PDP in Lagos
- The plea was made on Monday, May 17, when some former aspirants paid him a visit in Ikoyi
- George, however, said that he would ensure the constitution of the party is followed to the letter in their activities
Apparently determined to take over Lagos from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state have called for support in rebuilding the party ahead of the next general elections.
Legit.ng gathered that former aspirants and candidates for state and national assemblies on Monday, May 17, asked a former national vice president of the party (southwest), Chief Bode George, to help rebuild PDP in the state.
According to the report, the event was held at George’s residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
A member from the Ibeju-Lekki constituency, Lucy Otu, said at the meeting, that the party is currently “bleeding.”
“Lagos state PDP is bleeding and we believe you will lead us right and get us out of this bondage.”
Another party member from Lagos Island, Adamoh-Faniyan Gbenga, commended George for his consistency in improving the party.
“We are grateful that despite the intimidation, the deep pocket, the commitment of funding, the bastardisation of the treasury of the state, you are still consistent. We know that many that were with you from the beginning have left to the opposition party, but you remain consistent.”
Responding to their requests, George admitted that the party is in need of reform to tackle issues of indiscipline.
Premium Times also reports that he said the party’s constitution has been flouted by some members of the party belonging to a different faction.
“When somebody said the party is bleeding, you are right. Where is the discipline? We have a constitution, the dos and don’t."
“Our representatives, I must thank you for your steadfastness, loyalty, and commitment to the party. The way the party was managed even during the primaries, despite all that, what you have done is part of your commitment.
“Some persons have jumped ship, but you were never afraid, you stood your ground and followed your conscience and for me, there is no other measure to be a proud member than what you people did."
On the issue of insecurity, George called for a restructuring of the country, particularly the devolution of powers to the states.
The PDP chieftain also faulted the rising unemployment rate, insecurity crisis, among other challenges ravaging the nation.
It was reported that he also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu’s tenure as Lagos state governor and his alleged involvement with a tax firm named Alpha Beta Consulting.