The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Committee led by its chairman, Chief Babatunde Osolanke yesterday gave a formidable support to the chairmanship ambition of Chief Olabode George as they described him as the best man for the position.
Speaking on behalf of the Committee when they visited George at his Ikoyi office in Lagos, Osolanke said George is a man of vision,dedication, and has served the party selflessly and therefore deserves the chairmanship position.
He said the caretaker committee of the party in Lagos State has adopted George as its candidate saying that his aspiration to be the National Chairman or the party is an elevation which he surely deserves.
Osolanke who commended George for his leadership role not only in Lagos but in the entire South West said God will allow him to succeed adding that God will also grant him good health.
He said it will be the joy of the Lagos Caretaker Committee if Chief George emerges as the party ‘s chairman when they serve in Lagos State.
Responding, , Chief Olabode George said he is very appreciative of the visit saying he was very grateful.
He told the committee members that the presence of several leaders of the party during their visit is in indication that there is unity within the party in Lagos State.
” You can see Chief Adeseye Ogunlewe, Dr. Remi Akitoye, Chief Kofo Bucknor-Akerele and a whole lot of other leaders, that is to tell you that Lagos PDP is one and there is no disunity “, George said.
He appealed to the committee to ensure that next Saturday Congress of the party is free and fair saying he sees everybody participating in the Congress as his sons and daughters.
He assured that he will not be bias or promote a situation where anybody will be given undue advantage.
He said it is only when the party is united that it can defeat the APC.
He appealed to the party leaders who were present during the visit to go to their local governments and talk to the men and women and the youths to allow for peace during the Congress.