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 I would rather quit politics than join APC, says George
I would rather quit politics than join APC, says George

A former Deputy National Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olabode George has expressed optimism that the party would overcome its problems and come back stronger.

He said people saying that PDP would die were missing the point as the party was laid on a very strong foundation that could last for so long.

George who spoke with journalists in Lagos, explained that the PDP was created for the unity and prosperity of the nation by its founding fathers and its national spread would make it stand the test of time.

He dismissed rumours that he would soon dump the PDP for the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying he would rather quit politics instead of going to APC.

The PDP chieftain expressed disappointment over the defection of some party members at the trying period, and said their action meant they were not committed in the first place.

“I am disappointed at those leaving this party at this time. As for me, i would rather quit than defect.Whoever is saying i plan to defect to APC is lying. I am not a chameleon. I do my things straight. I can never go to APC,” he said.

George admitted that the crisis in party had put it in quagmire as it prepared for the July 22 council polls in Lagos.

He said he hoped the same fate that befell the party at the Benue state council polls where APC had an easy win as a result of infighting in PDP would not occur in the Lagos polls.

According to him, the party is earnestly waiting for the Supreme Court judgment on the case involving Ali Modu-Sherriff and Ahmed Makarfi as it is important its future.

He said his commendation of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos was borne out of the acknowledgement of his successes in infrastructural development in the state.

George, however, said the PDP would give him a good run for his money in 2019, as it would present a seasoned candidate who would outperform him.

He said it was worth it to celebrate Lagos at 50, adding that visionary leadership and commitment was required to push the state to an enviable level of development within the next 50 years.

 

 

Jun 01, 2017

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