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Bode George angrily replies Lagos state PDP chairman after dumping Party for APC



Ex Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Bode George, has replied the Lagos state PDP chairman, Moshood Salvador, who defected to the All Progressive Party, APC.

Salvador accused Bode George of working against the betterment of the party in Lagos state.

George spoke in Lagos on Monday while launching a trust fund for the family of the late Adeniyi Aborishade, a chieftain killed at a meeting of the party in Eti-Osa on July 21.

“You see, whether he is going to APC or wherever, we cannot stop him; he is an adult, not a young man”, NAN quoted him as saying.

“So, he can decide for himself. But we have a question to ask: Why now?

“I am a deep-rooted politician and as a master mariner, I know you do not jump ship when you are in a stormy weather.

“Or do you swim against the tide? No, you will drown. Now, who is drawing Salvador to come to APC?

“To get cover or what? No, that will not stop justice for Aborishade,” he said.

On allegations that he was responsible for the friction in the party, George said it was wrong for Salvador to have made the allegations.

He said the party had agreed that 65 per cent of the offices should go to Makarfi’s followers in the state while 35 per cent should be given to followers of ousted Sen. Ali Modu-Sheriff.

“Rather than following the agreement, he was imposing people as party executives, taking decisions that did not go down with members.

“He was running the party as if it was his personal estate,” he said.

George said PDP was based on strong democratic foundations and so impunity and indiscipline could not be allowed to reign in the party.

He condemned the violence in which Aborishade was killed, saying the party was saddened by the incident.

George said the Party is not happy on how the police is handling the murder case and voiced out to Inspector General of Police in Lagos to set up a special panel to probe the event that played out.

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