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What will happen if Tinubu emerged as Nigerian President – Bode George

What will happen if Tinubu emerged as Nigerian President – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has vowed to leave Nigeria if former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, becomes the next President of the country.

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, the former Military Governor of Ondo State noted that though the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has the Constitutional rights to contest for the 2023 presidency, his ambition is culturally deficient as ‘It is a taboo in Yoruba land for a kingmaker to become a king’.

Chief Bode said: “I want to clear one area of discussion, there is nothing personal I have against (Ahmed Bola) Tinubu throwing his hat into the ring, but what I am saying (and it is not a dog fight), that we cannot continue to drift. This is a matter of life and death for our country, we cannot continue to drift. Yes, he (Tinubu) has a right to contest legitimately and he has declared but Nigerians must be very careful.”

The PDP chieftain further said he disagreed with the ruling party concerning his preference for indirect primary system of party primaries as opposed to the direct primary system being mooted by the National Assembly.


“The President has agreed to electronic transmission of results but the other arm, direct primaries, which seeks to remove godfathers’ control in political parties, is still not part of the guideline. Whatever it takes, whatever we will need to make democracy succeed, we must do.”

“So , I disagree with the APC on indirect primaries because I support direct primaries. We have done it in the past before, which is like Option A4, ” he explained.

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