‘Kashamu can’t gain control of PDP with dollars,’ Party chieftain says

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George has said that Senator Buruji Kashamu can’t gain control of the party with money.

Bode George

George also said that real leaders don’t manipulate themselves into power like Kashamu is trying to do.

The PDP chieftainmade the comment during an interview with Vanguard. Excerpts below:

The congresses held in the South west were all parallel, allegedly spearheaded by Senator Buruji Kashamu, who is perceived to be interested in emerging leader of the party in the South west. What is your take on this?

All these things that Buruji is doing, he claims he has been in business but in the files of politics, he is still learning the ropes and getting to interfere in states that have no bearing with his own state, Ogun, is a misnomer.

He has misunderstood what it takes. Leaders don’t manipulate themselves into power. I have advised him severally to cool off, that this his idea is annoying a lot of people in the Southwest. You know, without trying to denigrate anybody, the zone that produced the first engineer, accountant, doctor and others, you now think by flashing dollar before people, you can take over.

I would advise him to cool off because it will lead him to nowhere. But some members of your party are loyal to him? They are. Some will follow him because they see politics as a source of income to them and that is not politics, that is poli tricks. Politics is the management of the resources of the community for the betterment of that community.

These politricians following Buruji and Buruji himself, see it as an investment and that there must be return on investment. Let them go to the capital market and do that there. It shouldn’t be a free lunch for them and gradually, our country is moving in that direction because a lot of those educated persons, who refused to join politics, now know that they cannot leave it in the hands of jokers.

Politics is too serious an issue to be left in the hands of jokers because your future is involved.

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