2023: Prominent Southwest PDP Chieftain Reacts as Tinubu Announces Presidential Ambition

2023: Prominent Southwest PDP Chieftain Reacts as Tinubu Announces Presidential Ambition

  • Chief Bode George, a PDP chieftain, has described as a huge joke Bola Tinubu's 2023 presidential ambition
  • Tinubu, an APC chieftain and former Lagos governor, announced on Monday, January 10, that he had informed President Buhari about his ambition
  • George, however, said Tinubu is not fit to be Nigeria's president, adding that the APC leader "is living in cuckoo land"

Lagos state - Chief Bode George, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, has described the presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a huge joke.

The Punch reported that George said this on Monday, January 10, while reacting to Tinubu’s decision to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest.

2023: PDP Chieftain Bode George Tackles Tinubu Over Presidential Ambition
PDP chieftain Bode George says Nigeria's presidency is not for persons like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Photo credits: YNaija, Tinubu Support Group -TSG
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The PDP chieftain Nigeria's presidency is not for persons like the former governor of Lagos state.

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He said:

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“This so-called ambition must be a huge joke. The Presidency of Nigeria is not for characters like Bola Tinubu. Look at how he mismanaged the resources of Lagos State.
"It is surprising that he can even dream of becoming the President of Nigeria. He is living in cuckoo land."

Tinubu will be double-crossed by those he trusts - George

George further said Tinubu would be shocked by how things will go and how he will be double-crossed by those he is trusting.

He said the southwest had quality leaders who could produce the next president of Nigeria, adding that Tinubu was not one of them.

The PDP added that it would be an insult for the southwest, which he described as the most sophisticated region in the country, to settle for Tinubu.

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George also said it was unfortunate that a hallowed ground like the Presidential Villa would be the location for Tinubu to declare his ambition.

Tinubu after a closed-door with Buhari on Monday told newsmen that he informed the president about his 2023 presidential ambition.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that George said he would cease to be a Nigerian if Tinubu became president in 2023.

The PDP chieftain 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.

The PDP chieftain was quoted to have said:

“I’ve talked about it and I’m still saying publicly that the EFCC should go urgently and investigate Alpha Beta Company owned by him."

Source: Legit.ng

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