I’ll leave Nigeria for Togo if Tinubu becomes president – Bode George

Bode George

A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has said that he would dump Nigeria for Togo if the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, wins the presidential election in 2023.

George said this in an interview with Punchng.com published on Sunday.

The PDP chieftain, who has expressed interest in contesting in the presidential election in 2023, attacked Tinubu, saying he was throwing an open challenge to him.

“It is a challenge. It would be the most illogical and most disruptive issue to have him (Tinubu) elected as President,” he said.

“If this happens, I will disown Nigeria to take the citizenship of Togo or any other country. Look, what this fellow did in my state, all the lies and the most painful thing was that on the day of the election (2019 election) two bullion vans drove in the daylight to his house and what did Professor Itse Sagay say, that he (Tinubu) had been a very wealthy man before. Where was he wealthy?”

Tinubu has not declared interest in contesting for the position.

George, however, said that the PDP needs ‘remodelling’ and that if the party goes on like this, it would “be beaten stupid at elections.”

He also said that if the PDP’s zoning formula for the presidency points to the South, it should be given to the “Southeast because they have never had it, but if the name Tinubu pops up in the APC, I would go all out to contest with him.”

George added that he was not in support of the ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of Lagos by the government.