A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has stated that he would be standing by his decision to leave Nigeria over the emergence of Bola Tinubu, as the President-elect in the just concluded election.
Recall that the PDP Chieftain stated that he would not be staying in Nigeria if the former governor of Lagos wins the the 2023 presidential election.
“I am happy the President has signed the new electoral bill,” he said. “If by whatever chance he gets to the villa, I won’t be part of this country. And I am not joking. I can go to Ghana and be watching with binoculars from afar. You will see what will happen,” he said.
Premium Politics reported that Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party to emerge as the 16th democratically elected president of the nation.
In an interview with The PUNCH, Bode George stated that he will stand by his promise as he had already stated.
“That is still on my plan. If I decide on what to do, I wish you well. I’m not looking for a job, I have everything I want and how much can I eat? I also have my children and they are no longer kids. They are all mature so what am I looking for? My wife is there. She will take good care of me. I will stay in Nigeria depending on the outcome of this because I know there might be a hell of a problem.
“You know I am a military lord so I can go anywhere in any part of the world and I will be looking at you, people. I have even decided that having put 25 years each in the military and politics which is 50 years of my life in the public domain, I need rest so whatever I see at the end of this thing. I’m retiring from partisan politics and will be enjoying the rest of my life,” he said.