Bode George pulls out of PDP chairmanship race

Posted by Saawua Terzungwe | 9 December 2017 | 2,133 times

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•Chief Bode George

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, on Friday withdrew from the chairmanship race ahead of Saturday’s national convention.

George told newsmen in Abuja that he was not stepping down for any aspirant but because of the wrongs in ‎the party.

He said: “It appears that PDP is now based on self destruction; the party has lost its soul. I cannot be part of this criminal aberration. There is no morality or sanity.”

When asked whether he was stepping down for any of the aspirants, George responded: “I hereby withdraw from this chairmanship race. I, Olabode George, won’t step down for anybody. I am stepping down because of the wrongs in the party.”

He added: “I am withdrawing purely on principle.”

He explained that the Yoruba had been humiliated by the PDP and asked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to apologise to the South West for “reigning insult” on the Yoruba.

He explained that if the PDP “corrects the evils and makes the necessary amendments," he would remain in the party but declined to speak expressly on the next move if the party failed to correct “the wrongs.‎” (Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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