A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, Bode George, has said he may decide to leave Nigeria or stay.
Recall that George had threatened to exit the country should the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, now the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, wins the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
Speaking during an interview on Arise TV on Thursday, monitored by Headlinenews.news Correspondent, the politician said if Tinubu had won a fair, transparent and credible election, he would have possibly be on his way out of Nigeria, but, claimed that Tinubu didn’t win the poll.
He said he is already approaching his 80s and that he could decide to live anywhere in the world if he wants.
The PDP chieftain said he would be retiring from partisan politics after the March 11 Governorship and State House of Assembly polls.
According to him, “I am almost 80 years old. In fact, I have concluded that I am retiring from partisan politics. I can go and live anywhere and have a quiet end for my life. I want a civilised country. I would have congratulated Tinubu if he had not won through the backdoor. You don’t go through darkness to get light.”
He faulted the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahummud Yakubu for failing to transmit results of the presidential election electronically, saying that should the results of the gubernatorial and parliament elections wouldn’t be transmitted on INEC portal, the commission should shift the poll and rectify the issues.
The PDP chieftain urged Lagosians and other Nigerians to come out en masse and exercise their franchise on March 11 and urged security agencies to be on top of situation during the election.
He said, “this government called APC must wind up in Lagos. And I must tell INEC Chairman, if you are not doing it through electronic process, I will advise him to shift the election.
“I am ashamed to call myself a Nigerian with the manner the presidential election was conducted in a very shambolic and unacceptable way. It didn’t make sense of civility. If he (Yakubu) finds out that the BIVAS and electronic transmission were no longer working, the best thing for him to have done was to stop the process. I was miffed.
“There must be no election if Yakubu will conduct March 11 election same way it did in February 25,” he said.
Alh Bello, Trader.
Bode George has no shame. He abandoned PDP and is working for LP because his wife is Ibo/ Edo. Is he Inec? Who is he and what reasons does he have that is so crucial to ask for postponement of elections? This man is a joker and laughing stock of everybody, can’t his children talk to him?
Folake, Banker, Abuja.
BG has started again. Can he not keep quiet if he has nothing sensible to say? Must he speak? I don’t understand the man. Somebody should advise him. He is becoming a political nuisance and sounds like a broken record that has outlived its usefulness. I feel sorry for him. The useless young wife can’t even advise him. If he was with his first wife Feyi, he wouldn’t have been doing this nonsense.S
Samson teacher, Lagos.
BG has we know him is not a real politician. He is a military man and doesn’t understand the dynamics of politics. He is in PDP, but helping the LP to take over Lagos and fulfil his dream to see the end of Tinubu’s control of Lagos. Lagos is better off under Tinubu’s control than under anybody else. Even now, that Tinubu is the President- Elect, Lagos will prosper and be a real mega city. All BG has is ote, bad belle, he has no vision like the APC leaders. I am planning to decamp to APC before March 11th Ooooo.
INEC must postpone the elections. We are OK with the system. Only accreditation is electronic, voting is not electronic. Transmission is not electronic because the Hackers have attacked Inec servers more than 100 times. So, we are OK with this system.
All I want to beg INEC, Sanwo is to do something to prevent Labour Party with their overvoting. My polling unit has 10,000 people registered and LP claim they obtained 15, 000 Votes from there. This is big 419. I would like APC to go to the tribunal over this so called Labour Party victory. Its Manipulated. I will also tell you why. How come APC Won all the seats in the National Assembly but lost Presidential? The figures for Presidential was the one Labour Party rigged for Obi. They wanted votes from a populous state like Lagos. They tried it in Rivers and Wike drove them away. They are riggers. LP Rigging machine. We must be ready to beat them at their game on Saturday. They will lose in shaa Allah.
* Chinwe, businesswoman, Festac.
BG has been good to us. He gave us HoR candidate. He is a good man. He is saying all this to help our candidate Chinedu. He promised to help us but we must not make noise. Please stop abusing him. My friend is his girlfriend and he takes good care of her.