…Insists he has no grudge with Agbaje
By Dapo Akinrefon
FORMER Deputy National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, Friday, appealed to leaders of the party in the South East andd South South to bury the hatchet and work for the victory of its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar saying “a divided house is a defeated house.”
He said this at an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos.
George urged the PDP leaders in the respective zones to ensure unit of the party saying that pettiness and self-interest will diminish the chances of the party ahead of the elections.
He said that as an aspirant for the National Chairmanship position of the PDP, he never threatened to dump the party despite that the South-West geopolitical zone was supposed to produce the Chairman in line with the party’s zoning formula.
He said: “We should not hold the party to ransom because of ambition. I appealed to those who still have grievances against the emergence of Atiku or the running mate, Peter Obi to calm down. They should know that power belongs to God and man proposes God disposes.
“God has designed what everyone is going to be. We should get away from bickering, innuendos and backstabbing. I beg the South-South and South-East to calm down and let the will of the people be respected.”
On the relationship between him and the Lagos PDP governorship candidate ,Mr Jimi Agbaje, George said he had no issues with him.
He said though Agbaje erred by contesting against him for the party’s chairman ship at the elective convention just to stop him,he had forgiving him.
George said at the right time he and some other elders of the party would be more visible in the candidate’s campaigns to win Lagos.
His words: “We should all do our bits to ensure the hitch free conduct of the general elections.We should eschew violence.
“President Buhari should also ensure that the will of the people prevail by ensuring credible conduct.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we should not do anything to plunge it into chaos.”