Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Bode George refers to fayose as an ingrate and immature politician

Chief Bode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has picked on Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose, describing him as an ingrate. 

In a recent interview, Fayose said that he would not support George to become the national chairman of the party. He also noted that all PDP elders should take the backstage in the party’s affairs.

“Chief Bode George told me personally that he wanted to be the national chairman of the party, I told him no, that I won’t support him. With all due respect to the elderly people in this party, they must take the backstage. People are tired of seeing the same old faces again,” the governor said.

Speaking with The Punch on Monday, May 2, George said that Fayose’s statement showed that he was an immature politician. 

According to him, the PDP needs experienced and matured leaders to pilot its affairs.

Stressing that age was not a barrier to good leadership, George held up as a model Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, who was older than him. 

George said that if the chairmanship position was zoned to the South-West, he would consult with family and friends on whether or not to contest. 

“Fayose spoke very immaturely during the interview. For him to have said that the founding fathers of the party should take the backstage in the party’s affairs was very disgusting and self-deceitful. I actually told him at an old meeting of the party that if the chairmanship of the PDP was zoned to the South-West, that I would show interest. He told me he had heard. 

“Fayose is an ingrate because when the world was against him during his first term in office, God used me to give him support. I contributed N250,000 to purchase his campaign clothes. We must defend the interest of Yoruba because we have been sidelined in the party’s leadership for too long. Fayose and Senator Buruji Kashamu cannot continue to decide for the Yoruba people in the PDP,” he said.

George also slammed Fayose for lying that South-West PDP leaders did not show interest in contesting the national chairmanship position. 

“Fayose claims to be a Christian. Let him go and read the book of Micah, chapter 7, from verse 1-10 to learn more about leadership. Many people showed interest from the South-West, even Prof. Tunde Adeniran showed interest. Bode (Olajumoke) knows that Fayose is playing around. Bode and I discussed because we are friends,” he said.

Source- Punch (Nigeria)

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