PDP Convention: Bode George Withdraws From Race, Says Position Already Sold To ‘Highest Bidder’
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has withdrawn from the chairmanship race of the party.
He announced his withdrawal from the contest at a press briefing in Abuja, on Friday night.
The PDP leader said he was withdrawing based on principle, because he is not comfortable with the dimension the contest has assumed.
He said in the course of the contest, “the Yoruba people have been openly maligned. The Yoruba have been savaged, tormented, treated with contempt, scurried, scoffed at, humiliated and denigrated by little men whose sun will soon set.
“As a Yoruba patriot and the pathfinder of Yoruba land, I will stand by our people, I will stay with them thick or thin, I will fight for their good cause without compromising any ethics.”
George further stated that: “I entered the contest on the micro-zoning principle, which has been thrashed by little men who have compromised. It appears the PDP is bent on self-destruction. I can’t be part of this. The chairmanship position has been sold to the highest bidder.
“I did not enter the race for any personal benefit nor for any pecuniary reason. I entered the race due to the micro zoning arrangement. This micro zoning has been trashed, dumped on the dustbin for personal reason. It appears that PDP is bent on self destruction. It has lost its soul. The PDP is now mangled.
“I hereby withdraw from the fraud. As a Yoruba patriot, I will stand for our people.”