Tell 'old' Bode George to retire – Fayose *How to take Lagos from APC

By Editor on 30/09/2020

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The first step to enhanced political fortunes in Lagos State, including wrenching the government from the vice grip of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to first, retrieve the party from the influence of former Deputy National Chairman, Bode George.

This was the prescription of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, as he threw his weight behind the party’s campaigns to win the Lagos East senatorial seat, which is currently vacant.

In a statement by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, Fayose, was quoted as speaking at the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committee for position made vacant by the death of Adebayo Osinowo, in the thick of the COVID-19 outbreak, on Tuesday.

Throwing his weight behind the PDP candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, Fayose said it was time for the former naval officer and military governor-turned politician to retire from the scene and give ground for the younger ones to take over the leadership of the once ruling party in Nigeria.

He said: “This Senate election is for PDP to take if we are ready to take it.You have done it before by producing House of Reps members and you can do it again by producing a senator.

“Before PDP can win any election in this Lagos, the party must first separate wheat from chaffs. As I am here, I am about 60 years of age, I have grown above fighting for minister that it will get to a point and someone will say he is sacking me. I will never be such minister not to talk of contesting any post with younger ones in the party.

“It is time for young people in the party to tell elderly ones to take the back seat. I’m not against the elders, but I want them to know when to take the back seat. If they don’t, the young ones will force them. All those stories of we formed this party in 1998, eight of us sat in my sitting room to form the party is no longer important because the young too must be allowed to grow.

“At this level, if you see any elder contesting chairman with the younger ones, you must know that such fellow needs to be retired.

“I am Ayodele Fayose, you can quote me anywhere. I said, you must retire Bode George if you want progress in the PDP in Lagos. You must stand firm and fight for your right.

“As an elder, he is supposed to stay at home and be giving blessing to his children aspiring to grow not to be contending positions with them.”



Posted on September, 30 2020

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