A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming convention of the party, Chief Bode George has warned leaders of the party against imposing ‘greenhorn’ as chairman.
Speaking shortly after obtaining his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms recently, George, insisted that his ambition was rooted on the exigency of the times, adding that he’s not too old to run for the office.
“Are you not too old to run for this office”, a reported questioned him, to which the aspirant replied thus:
“We don’t have the time for trial now. We need those who know the constitution of the party; those who have the courage and experience. After the convention we shall be having a general election. Do you want those who do not have the experience to lead the party to the 2019 general election? “
“Can we afford to have someone who has no experience, who has never been in charge of party affairs?” he queried, as he stressed the mileage of a chairman “Who has seen it all. One who must avoid the pitfalls and mistakes of the past.”
George, a retired Navy Commodore and one time military governor of old Ondo State, is one of the leading candidates in the race that also has the likes of Professor Tunde Adeniran (former Education Minister), Professor Taoheed Adedoja (ex-Minister of Sports and Special Duties), Prince Uche Secondus (erstwhile PDP Acting National Chairman) and Otunba Gbenga Daniel (former Ogun State governor) among others.