National Deputy Chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George, said this while reacting to the emergence of Bukola Saraki as the Senate President and Hon Dogara as House of Reps Speaker ahead of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila who
were the preferred candidates of Tinubu.
He said: “Tinubu should start preparing to quit politics as his political influence has grossly diminished. Nigerians have become fed up with Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande’s style of politics which involves imposition of candidates. You know I predicted weeks ago that the APC is just a congregation of strange bedfellows.
The most beautiful thing about what has happened is that Tinubu’s political influence in Nigeria is coming to a sunset and it is about 5 minutes to midnight for him. If he cannot see this now, then it will be foolish of him. He brought in the APC national chairman and the vice-president and he thinks Nigeria belongs to him. So, he thought what he did in Lagos was what he could replicate at the national level and they have shown him that he cannot continue to be the lord of the manor.
So, if he is wise, he will slow down. President Buhari, as an army general, has fought more battles than him and has an understanding of things. The PDP was never dead. We were only given a bloodied nose, not a technical knockout. So, this is an opportunity to start regrouping and getting ready for 2019. I want to salute the dexterity and perfect political maneuvers for which the PDP is well known. People like Tinubu and Akande have always been local champions. Now, they have come to the national level of politics and they are now learning the tricks that all that glitters is not gold. .
I congratulate Saraki and Ekweremadu. They understand what Nigeria is all about. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, rejected the outcome of the elections but APC has no powers to sanction Saraki. The APC would discipline Saraki? Is Saraki a child? They probably think they are playing local politics like the one they play in Lagos State. I welcome them to the real world.”…. I pray ds doesn’t make it to d Internet….