PDP Apology: Tinubu’s Statement Is Rubbish – Bode George
A former Deputy National Chairman (South West) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has described as a “rubbish statement” a call by former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that Nigerians should not accept the party’s apology.
Tinubu had made the call at his 10th Colloquium penultimate week.
The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also said that the PDP would never return to power.
But in an interview with Vanguard, George cautioned Tinubu against playing God, adding that Tinubu was already displaying the kind of arrogance that made Nigerians vote out the PDP after 16 years of ruling the nation.
He said, “First of all, let me ask Tinubu, is he God? Or has he gotten the powers of God that he can see the future? I think that is a rubbish statement to make as a leader. If that is what he thinks, I think it is wishful thinking. He will soon realise that everything that has a beginning has an end, and that is the power of the Almighty, the One who was, who is and will forever be. There is no human being that lives perpetually. There are three things in life you don’t control – the day you were born, your nationality (whether you are Chinese, African or American) and the day you will exit. That shows you there is a Being and power greater than us.
So, when people get up and make such statements that Tinubu made, that PDP will never come back to power, that is arrogance being exhibited. Let me advise him that we used to say that PDP will rule this country for 60 years. Then we sat back, put everything on auto-pilot and went to sleep. Alas, we found ourselves on the deck and that was why in humility, during the last conference held by the party in Abuja, the delivery, the content and performance was the zenith of humility.”