PDP Rally
PDP Rally

PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has sent a strong warning to a former National Vice Chairman (South West) of the party, Chief Olabode George, over a statement credited to him where he described the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognise Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP governorship candidate in the November 26 poll as “one of the most unsavoury and disturbing interventions in our political space since the dawn of democracy”. The party warned George to be mindful of his utterances over an issue that has became a matter of litigation, stressing that he has no moral justification to challenge the fairness or morality of INEC’s decision to discharge its constitutional duty according to the dictates of the law. A statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity, Yemi Akintomide, and made available to journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday, said the party is aware and also conscious of the destructive antics and un-statesmanlike attitude of the retired military officer turned politician which he unleashed on Lagos PDP since 1999, rendering the party impotent and lame. “For the record, the PDP family in Ondo State has been winning election at all levels of government since 2003 and will continue to do so without the input of impostors and outsiders like George, who is now trying to extend his bad luck and failed leadership prowess to our state. “We have reservations in his biased and selfish comments on Justice Abang Okon’s judgment and order to replace Barrister Eyitayo Jegede with Jimoh Ibrahim as the authentic candidate of the party and the uncharitable way the Lagosian is trying to drag President Muhammadu Buhari into a purely legal matter. “George because of his personal ambition to be the national chairman of our party which was a stillbirth in the hands of the midwife, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, wants to stand the law of the land on its head while seeking unwarranted favour from President Buhari whom they have not for one day, believed in or supported his administration. “It must have dawned on Chief George that he has become a spent force in his own Lagos State politics, not to talk of the South-West region and Nigeria as an entity; seeking an already lost relevance and looking for a back door to get into the corridors of power again through this unlawful and morally bankrupt step is an exercise in futility. “We advice him to use his remaining energy and strength to face the various corruption charges, financial and moral burden placed on his head by anti-graft agencies at this time of his life, rather than waste such energy backing a failed project such as the PDP candidacy in Ondo State.” “We hope that by now what should be paramount in the mind of the former board chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, is to move closer to God, seek the favour of his creator for his past misdeeds, seek redress from his family, business and political associates and again, ask for the forgiveness of all Nigerians as one of the collaborators against the country’s underdevelopment till date.”


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