The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos chapter has warned Chief Bode George that the president will not probe former governors of the state according to his (George’s) wish.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in the state had in an earlier report, asked president Muhammadu Buhari to probe the immediate past administration of Babatunde Fashola and that of his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement issued by Joe Igbokwe, the APC’s publicity secretary on Thursday, the party blasted Bode George, asking him to steer away from politics after his defeat at the last general election.
Premium Times reports further that the party Bode George and the Lagos PDP, stating specifically that they had just woken up from a “chronic hallucination” after their defeat by the APC.
The statement read in part: “Bode George is yet to come to terms that it is all over for PDP in Nigeria and Lagos. He is yet to believe that Lagos APC has forcefully retired him from active politics for ever in Nigeria and Lagos State.
“Why is Bode George finding it difficult to believe that the game is over for him in Nigeria politics talk less of Lagos State?
“Who will tell Bode George that nobody takes him serious again in matters of Nigerian politics? Who will persuade Chief Bode George to quit politics now in his own interest?”
“What is giving Bode George the courage to believe that President Buhari will probe Asiwaju BAT (Bola Ahmed Tinubu) and Fashola, who are the real drivers of change in Nigeria because a Bode George said so?” Mr. Igbokwe asked.
“How can a jail bird who plundered and looted NPA, and who just got pardoned the other day because of 2015 elections forget easily that he is part of the problem of Nigeria and not part of the solution? Did Bode George know that his case at NPA and the fraudulent amnesty granted by the former President may be revisited?
“How can we forget that Chief George imposed Jimi Agbaje on Lagos PDP and caused a big crisis at Oregun Lagos where the party conducted its primaries? How can we forget that Chief Bode George kept the funds meant for his party campaigns in Lagos knowing fully well that there is no road to where he is going?
“How can we forget that it was this same Bode George that initiated the political brigandage and ethnic politics we saw in Lagos that nearly caused xenophobic attacks?”
The statement revealed further, that the president is not unaware of George’s “dubious activities” during the campaigns prior to the last general elections.
“How can an old man who armed thugs all over Lagos with an instruction to kill if necessary in order to steal Lagos be the one that will tell President Buhari what to do?
“Chief Bode George spoke about the cost of projects in Lagos, but the question is this: what does a hut builder know about Lekki-Ikoyi bridge? What does this carpenter know about gold? What does this failed politician know about good governance and service delivery?” the party queried.
Recall that Nigerians lent their voices to the comment made by the PDP chieftain, and while some argued in his favour, several others did not totally agree with him.