- The former deputy national chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, has raised some strong arguments about the crisis rocking the party
- Bode Goerge pointed out that the refusal of the party's national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign, is an indication that southern members of the party do not matter
- the PDP stalwart maintained that the party leaders in the southern region cannot convince the electorate to vote for a party that has no southwestern member in its hierarchy
Ikeja, Lagos - Bode George, a chieftain and former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made case for the position of the national chairman to be replaced by a southerner.
The PDP stalwart called for the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu at a press conference on Thursday, September 15, The Punch reported.
George stated that the current arrangement of the party, where both the positions of the national chairman and presidential candidate are held by northerners, cannot continue to stand.
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He added that the refusal of Ayu to step down as the party’s national chairman is a strong signal that its southern members do not matter.
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“As a result of the need to have inclusiveness, oneness and togetherness, it does not make any political sense for the Presidential Candidate and the National Chairman to come from the same zone. Now, we have a situation in which some elders are saying “it does not matter”. Can we go into the election with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, from the same zone, leading our National Campaign?" The PDP leader said.
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Bode George went further, while making case for the southwest chairmanship of the party, to add that:
“How will Southern PDP leaders convince their electorate to vote for our candidate when there is no substantial National position in the Southwest?"
Atiku, PDP in big trouble as Bode George's strong political associate, meets Tinubu, details unknown
Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, might be in another dilemma as Uthman Shodipe, a strong associate of chief Bode George, a leader of the party, met with Bola Tinubu
Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the ruling APC, and his august meeting with the associate of the PDP leader is a strong indication of another political mathematics ahead of the general elections
While details of the meeting remain unknown, the pictures were shared by Shodipe on his Facebook page