By DAPO AKINREFON
SUPPORTERS of former Deputy Chairman, South, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George and South-West caretaker committee chairman, Chief Ishola Filani, yesterday, engaged in a war of words.
A youth leader of the PDP, Lagos Island Local Government, chapter, Mr. Sulaimon Adelekan, berated Chief Filani for lampooning George, adding that Filani allegedly mortgaged the South-West PDP to the highest bidder.
But, in a swift reaction, ex-officio member, South-West PDP Caretaker Committee, Mr Seun Adesanya, said George should bury his head in shame saying: “We now believe that Bode George deserves more of our sympathy than we previously expressed.”
Recall that Chief Filani, in a recent interview, described Chief George as a drowning man who was to be sympathised with.
In a statement, Adelakan expressed surprise at the level of “malice and paranoia displayed by Mr. Ishola Filani in his recent utterances again Chief Olabode George.
“Mr. Filani did not observe necessary decorum and frame of mind that befits his office.”
We still sympathise with George
Mr. Adesanya, ex-officio member, South-West PDP Caretaker Committee, said: “It is very unfortunate that one of Chief Bode George’s supporters, Mr. Sulaiman Adenekan, is now alleging that it is Chief Filani who is attacking George.
“As far as records can show, it is Bode George through his associates, that have been attacking Chief Ishola Filani and criticizing his activities and those of the Caretaker Committee of the party in the South-West in a ceaseless desperation of frustration and anger.
“All Chief Filani said about Bode George was to sympathize with him and to refuse to drown with him.”