Bode George PDP chieftain says he wants to be party chairman

The PDP chieftain also said the party needs tested and mature hands to run the affairs, adding that selfishness and greed are the cause of the current mess in the party.

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Chief Bode George

(Nigerian Tribune)
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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George, has revealed that he desires to become the party's chairman.

George said he has served the party at the national level for 10 years, adding that he is committed to the growth of the PDP.

George said “I am not a stranger to the processes, the spirit, the principles and the guiding ethos of our party. I have been part of the building processes and the nurturing of the foundations of our party across all the states and the zones throughout our nation.

“For 10 years, I served at the topmost echelons of our party hierarchy. I was the party’s vice-chairman in the South-West. I was the deputy national chairman, South. I concluded my service to our party as the deputy national chairman overall which is the second highest step to the foremost position of the national chairman."

The PDP chieftain also said the party needs tested and mature hands to run the affairs, adding that selfishness and greed are the cause of the current mess in the party.

He also said “Most of our leaders and, in particular, my then chairman, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, are living witnesses to my commitment, my loyalty, my dedication and my total devotion to the growth and the progress of our party.

“I have learnt the ropes and I have been guided by the collective wisdom of our leaders across our great nation. I fully understand the precepts, the mechanisms and the constitution of our party.

“I know the tradition, the culture, the guiding ethos and the normative patterns that our leaders have built and nurtured for so many years.”

George revealed that the PDP lost in the last general elections because the party did not address issues that were important to common Nigerians.

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Adding that “We lacked direction and purposefulness.  We ignored what was important to every man and woman, and pretended everything was smooth and normal.

“A lot of distortions have set in. Indiscipline has eroded the foundations of old. Selfishness and greed have compromised the great idealism and the logical principles of our founding fathers.

“Alas, this is what brought us to our unenviable position today.”

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