Former Deputy National Chairman (South West), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has compared politicians quitting the party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC ) after the general election to “prostitutes”.
The PDP chieftain made this known on Tuesday in a chat with journalists in Lagos.
George said he fully supported the decision of the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge his loss in the February 23 presidential election in court.
He described as “absolutely sacrilegious” the decision of some PDP members to defect to APC, saying it was better to stand on the side of principle, dedication, loyalty and commitment to the party.
George said he had remained committed to the PDP despite not being able to realise his ambition of becoming national chairman, urging other members to emulate his example.
He said, “Within a week, I see people already jumping ship. Where is loyalty, where is dedication?
“The party is going to be very conscious now of such characters…They didn’t even wait. The party is in the course of redeeming what they believe is right before the judiciary, you have jumped ship. If tomorrow the judiciary reverses it, what will happen? You will jump back?”
George urged the party to conduct a post-mortem analysis to review its performance in the 2019 polls.