Tinubu is not from Lagos — Bode George

Bode George

A former national vice-chairman (south-west zone) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bode George has again cast doubts over the roots of former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu.

In an interview on Arise TV’s Morning Show on Tuesday, George said Tinubu who is now the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not an indigene of Lagos State.

According to him, the APC candidate has yet to prove his Lagos roots beyond reasonable doubt, having failed to produce any evidence to support his claim.

He said, “Tinubu is not from Lagos State. You can quote me. If he says he grew up in Isale-Eko, which school did you attend? I grew up on Evans Street in Lagos. 35 Evans Street was my grandfather’s house. I went to the community school. I played football at the local stadium at Isale-Eko. That’s how people knew me.”

Asked if the opposition party would be able to resolve its internal crisis before heading to next year’s polls, George said the reconciliation would only happen if the party’s hierarchy “gives unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.”

He further stated that since the formation of the party almost 25 years ago, the north-central, which currently holds the position of the national chairman, had predominantly occupied the position of the party’s leadership.