I’ll leave Nigeria if Tinubu emerges President — Bode George
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George and one-time military governor of Ondo State has revealed what he will do should former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu emerges Nigeria President in 2023.
George in an interview with Vanguard said he will move away from Nigeria if the former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu emerges Nigeria President in 2023.
George said though Tinubu has a right to contest legitimately and has declared but Nigerians must be very careful.
He appealed to Nigerians to be conscious, saying Nigeria is in a state of hopelessness and helplessness.
He believed that if Tinubu manage the country, Nigerians will regret it.
“…in my part of the world, kingmakers are called afobaje. When you are a kingmaker, you do not throw yourself in the ring and say you want to be king.
“So, by saying publicly that he is a kingmaker and now he wants to be king, it is a fallacy. As Nigerians, we must challenge and x-ray anyone who throws his hat in the ring because when you come out to campaign, you tell people to trust you with the resources of the country for the betterment of the people.
“And so, if you look at his (Tinubu’s) past and all he has done, is he worth throwing tantrums all over the place? It is an insult to us.
“And my party will be ready, it will not be a dog fight, we will centre ourselves on justice, fairness and equity. We must not shy from telling the truth to power.
“I won’t support him. I am talking as a senior citizen in this country. I have nothing personal, this man (Tinubu) does not have what it takes to manage this country. If he does Nigerians will regret it.
“Who is he? In his character, in his name, or educational qualification. What I am telling him is what I know. If Nigerians are dumb enough not to see that and they choose that he is the one they want to put forward as president, I wish them the best of luck. I won’t be part of it here, because he will take the country to the gutters.
“I will move away from Nigeria, I’ll leave because he will be your representative in the international plain. Which investment will he bring here? I am not talking because I have any hatred for him. This is not the kind of person we can hand over this massive country to manage. He will be the greatest joke on the international plane. We should bother who should lead us.
“Those supporting him are those who have benefited from his largess.” He added.