The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bode George has expressed shock over the statement of a former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, linking his attack on Bola Tinubu to his imprisonment.
Osoba while reacting to George’s view about the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress said George believes Tinubu has a hand in his imprisonment.
Naija News reports the PDP chieftain was imprisoned for about two years following a judgment by a High Court in Lagos over corruption charges relating to his tenure as the Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
The judgment was upheld by the Court of Appeal before it was dismissed at the Supreme Court.
George while speaking with newsmen at his Lugard Avenue office on Monday, said he has nothing personal against Tinubu or any other candidate.
He noted that Tinubu who hides his age, identity and certificate should not be voted as the president of this country.
The PDP leader added that the statement of Osoba was a plan to divert people from his statement.
He said, “Mr Osoba if you did one percent of what Bola Tinubu did in Lagos, you will never be able to go back to Ogun State.”
George noted that the next President must be somebody who “will go there to utilize the resources of this country for the betterment of the people, not the betterment of your wife, your children and your lackeys.”
“If God takes you, if he loves, he would take you through that tunnel of tribulations to test your faith in him and how strong you are. If you are not strong, he would strengthen you if you still believe him. But is that the issue at hand? I’m shocked Chief Segun Osoba would say that. Why are we covering up something unacceptable in a civilised state?
“What we are saying, am I lying? We know who Chief Segun Osoba is. We know which secondary school he attended. I remember he came to do a Diploma in Mass Communication in UNILAG. We knew him at Methodist Boys’ High School here. Did he start an Alpha Beta Company equivalence in Ogun State to be siphoning the money of Ogun State people?
“Why didn’t he do that? What I am saying, if I am lying, let Bola Tinubu come out. You want to be President of this country and you are asking us not to know about your background? What’s wrong with telling the truth?
“If somebody is telling us, ‘trust me, I want to be the Head of your country, okay fine. What have you done? You told us, ‘this is your name’ but we found out this is not your real name. I went to his village, I was campaigning all over the place, I know his father’s house in Iragbiji. “Tell us, you are from Iragbiji, does it matter? Who is Ogundele, is that not his real name? Where did he pick up this Tinubu?”
George also spoke on the recent statement by the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) that they cannot afford another Buhari in 2023, saying the Northerners were invariably telling Tinubu that they don’t want him.
“The man who says he is 69 years old and his first daughter is 60. Did he start making baby by age 9?”