Lagos APC tears Bode George apart over comments on Tinubu
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain for attacking the personality of National Leader of the party and former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
George had praised Kola Abiola, who said that Tinubu approached late dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, to be made a commissioner in Lagos State, after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
But in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe, the Lagos APC said that George was jealous of the meteoric rise of Tinubu.
The party accused the former Deputy National Chairman (South West) of PDP of lacking a sense of history.
The statement read in part, “Before the annulment of June 12 1993 presidential election, governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and members of the state Houses of Assembly had been in place, and to all intents and purposes, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was one of the elected senators from Lagos.
“Now, how can an elected senator be asking for a mere appointment as commissioner? Does it make sense to anybody who is privileged to be a sensible person?
“In one breath, the story tellers said Asiwaju asked for the post of a commissioner, and in another, they told us he wanted to be Deputy Sole Administrator of Lagos.
“Now, do we have anything like Deputy Sole Administrator then? Was it in existence? Are they not liars from the pit of hell?”
Igbokwe described George as an unhappy man propelled by hatred for Tinubu, who has been defeating him in every election in Lagos for 20 years.
The statement added, “We do understand the reason why Chief Bode George always have this penchant to get at Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the drop of a hat and even when it is not necessary.
“The gap between Asiwaju BAT and Chief Bode George in terms of political sagacity, leadership, achievements, followership, capacity, acceptance, credibility etc is a huge one in favour of Asiwaju.
“Asiwaju has been defeating and crushing Chief Bode George in every election in Lagos for 20 years and the world knows that George has been an unhappy man for 20 years.
“How can anyone in all honesty expect Chief Bode George to celebrate his potential political enemy?”