PDP chairmanship: S’West consensus candidacy not possible –Bode George
Ahead of the forthcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, one of the national chairmanship candidates from the South-West, Bode George, has declared that it was too late to have a consensus candidate from the region.
George said members would be left to decide the person they want among the candidates.
Another candidate, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, had said last week that consensus candidacy was possible, insisting that all the candidates had been discussing with one another.
George spoke with journalists on Saturday after the meeting with delegates to the PDP convention holding in December at the party secretariat, Akure, Ondo State.
He said the party was in a “quagmire and a state of faux” and needed to be repositioned
He said, “Let the people use their conscience to think about who they want to direct their ship.
“If I was not contesting, I would have taken it upon myself to say ‘enough is enough;’ but now I’m contesting. Even the vice chairman here has attempted to bring everybody together, but there have been a lot of excuses.”
Responding on behalf of the delegates, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the last governorship election in Ondo State, Mr. John Mafo, said Nigerians made a fundamental error by trusting the ruling APC with power.
He expressed optimism that the opposition party would bounce back to power in 2019. Punch