ABUJA—THE campaign of the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman and a leading aspirant for the party national chairmanship position, Chief Olabode George, has received a boost as prominent leaders of the party, the Board of Trustee Chairman, Senator Walid Jubrin, former National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, former Governor of Enugu State, Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo and former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Shuaibu Oyedokun, have described George as a committed party member that deserves the office of the party’s chairman.
George, who paid visit to the Abuja residences of Tukur, Nwodo and Jibrin to solicit their support for his aspiration was also shortlisted by the South West PDP BOT members led by Oyedokun as one aspirant that has enough experience, a criteria needed in the selection of the party chairman.
While paying homage to Tukur at his Abuja residence, George acknowledged the great role Alhaji Tukur played in the formative period of the party saying that he observed that the first financial commitment that was made to rent the Wadata House was funded by Tukur.
Alhaji Tukur said that the PDP was founded on good principles noting that the party might have derailed along the line but that he was “hopeful that when people of strong principle like George are willing to rectify the wrongs on ground, there is hope for the resuscitation of the party.”
Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo described George as an encyclopaedia of the party saying “he is an engine room of the party.”