21 Aug 2015
APC says Bode George is suffering from trauma of defeat
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has berated a former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the last two governors of Lagos: Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
The Publicity Secretary of the APC in Lagos, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, in a statement on Thursday, said George was still suffering from the double defeat his party sustained at the national and state levels. Igbokwe said George did not have the moral right to claim “holier than thou.” He said:
“The APC in Lagos has asked Chief Bode George to keep quiet for now and continue to nurse the wounds inflicted on him by the colossal defeat his party suffered at both the national and the state levels in the just concluded elections.
“Chief George, like the Lagos PDP Chairman, Tunji Shelle, has just woken up from a chronic hallucination after suffering a choking and devastating defeat in the hands of the APC.
Bode George has yet to come to terms with the fact that it is all over for the PDP in Nigeria and Lagos. He has yet to believe that the Lagos APC has forcefully retired him from active politics forever in Nigeria and Lagos State.”
Igbokwe said it was hypocritical of George to call Tinubu and Fashola corrupt and yet campaign for a corrupt party like the PDP. He said George caused the defeat of the PDP when he imposed Jimi Agbaje on the party. The statement added:
“Why is Bode George finding it difficult to believe that the game is over for him in Nigerian politics, and in the politics of Lagos State? Who will tell Bode George that nobody takes him seriously again in matters of Nigerian politics? Who will persuade Chief Bode George to quit politics now in his own interest?
How can we forget that Chief George imposed Jimi Agbaje on Lagos PDP and caused a big crisis at Oregun, Lagos where the party conducted its primary? How can we forget that it was this same Bode George that initiated the political brigandage and ethnic politics we saw in Lagos that nearly caused xenophobic attacks?”