Bode George Accused Of Colluding With Bola Tinubu
Babatunde Gbadamosi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Lagos state, has accused the party’s leader, Chief Bode George, of colluding with Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to ensure the PDP’s defeat in Lagos. He called on George to resign immediately.
Reacting to the accusations, George described Gbadamosi as an irresponsible man who may be suffering from a mental problem.
According to Gbadamosi, who came fourth at the PDP governorship primary last year, the party would have performed better at the poll if Musiliu Obanikoro, the minister of state for foreign affairs, was given the ticket.
In a series of Facebook posts, Gbadamosi accused George and other PDP leaders of using the money meant for the party to buy new houses.
“Losers can only lead to failure. Go and enjoy your new houses in Magodo, Ikoyi, FESTAC and Maryland, all bought in election season. You have all worked diligently these last 12 years for Tinubu. You can now retire to your natural political home – APC.
“You know you betrayed the party and diverted resources meant for elections. Leave quietly or be exposed and thoroughly disgraced. It is amazing how a man that cannot win his polling unit is our leader. Bode George must go and swiftly too.
“In 2015, he claimed to be fighting Obanikoro, conducted shambolic primaries, got his parachute candidate and lost again. Every step of the way, he has demonstrated a befuddling poverty of judgement, insisting on bad candidates time after time.
“Who has been the biggest single beneficiary of Bode George’s incompetence and inability to win? BolaTinubu. That’s why Bode George must go. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it, where his real loyalty has been this whole time.”
Responding to allegations, George said he was not working for Tinubu, adding that he had been battling with him for the last 16 years. He stressed that he had never directed access to funds as the money for campaigns was not given to him.
“This little boy who just developed into politics wants to run before he can crawl. Imagine Gbadamosi going on Twitter to say I am a mole. He said I have been working with Tinubu. He must have woken on the wrong side of the bed or probably came from another planet or something is mentally wrong with him,”he said.
Shortly after the presidential election, Bode George said that the loss his party had suffered had strengthened his resolve to ensure victory for the PDP in Lagos.